Newsday highlights Sisters plan to build 140 affordable apartments in Brentwood.

Feb 6, 2024

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Concern Housing, a nonprofit housing developer, has reached a deal with the Sisters of St. Joseph to
convert the former Academy of St. Joseph in Brentwood into 140 affordable apartments.
The development will include a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with half restricted
to people with lower incomes and the other half designated as supportive housing.
The supportive housing, which also provides residents social services, will have units allocated for
veterans with behavioral health conditions, seniors and people with physical disabilities, according to
preliminary plans shared by Concern Housing.
The two sides haven’t yet closed on the sale of the academy buildings, which are about 500,000
square feet on a 15.5-acre portion of the sisters’ 212-acre campus. They declined to share the sale
price before the deal is final. The academy, a private Catholic school for students from kindergarten
through 12th grade, closed in 2009.

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