The Hegeman provides permanent, affordable housing for single adults in the under-resourced neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. The five-story building offers studio apartments for formerly homeless individuals with special needs, persons with HIV/AIDS, and low-income residents, many from the Brownsville community. COOKFOX Architects designed the state-of-the-art building that achieved a LEED Silver rating in November 2012.
The Hegeman features an expansive, enclosed garden on the ground level for building residents. In addition, Breaking Ground developed an intimate community garden adjacent to the Hegeman Avenue building on South Boyland Avenue for use by tenants and neighborhood residents alike. Our partners at Sprout by Design provide programming and assist with seasonal vegetables, fruits and plants.