The existing Whittier Street Apartments will be completely demolished and redeveloped. All 200 units of public housing will be preserved by recreating 210 new deeply subsidized units through the Project-Based Section 8 program. Replacement housing will be built both at the original Whittier property and off site in the Whittier neighborhood. In total, 509 new moderate-income and market-rate housing will be built on-site and off-site.
On site, 121 replacement units will be built, with an additional 232 new units of, moderate-income and market-rate housing. Moderate-income units are housing units that are restricted to ensure affordability; they include tax-credit units that are restricted to households earning up to 60% of Area Median Income, as well as units developed through other affordable housing programs for households earning up to 120% of Area Median Income. Market-rate units are unrestricted. In total, the Whittier Neighborhood Transformation Plan calls for the development of 353 new units of housing, as well as approximately 16,000 SF of commercial recreational space.
In addition to the new housing on the redeveloped Whittier site, POAH Madison will build off-site housing in the neighborhood for a broad range of incomes. The off-site housing program will bring 106 mixed-income units of 39 replacement and 44 moderate income/LIHTC units and 23 market units.