Affordable Housing

Related Affordable Housing

Building and supporting thriving communities

Affordable housing is a foundational element of Related Companies, with more than 55,000 affordable residences in cities across America.

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Stories From Our Affordable Communities
Enhancing wellness

Related Affordable Foundation and nonprofit KABOOM! celebrated the creation of a kid-designed playspace at Southern Hills, which provides an active, social and safe place for kids to have fun and express themselves.

Nurturing communities

The Related Affordable Foundation partnered with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee to allow the youngest residents of Park Club Apartments to enjoy educational activities at the Milwaukee Zoo, organizing special classes and visits year-round.

Helping seniors thrive

Senior residents of Dayton, Ohio's fully renovated Biltmore Towers will now benefit from substantial upgrades to their residences and communal spaces, improving their quality of life for years to come.

Transforming lives

At The Harriet Tubman Building in Far Rockaway, Related partnered with Win to provide tailored social services that address individual medical and clinical needs, educational opportunities, job development programs and more.

What's Happening Around Our Affordable Communities
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Related Midwest opens waitlist for affordable community Poplar Place

On January 30th, Related Midwest opened the waitlist for residences at Poplar Place, a 100-unit affordable community in Springfield, Illinois that has been undergoing a transformational renovation.

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Related announces renovations for NY's Westchester Park Apartments senior community

On January 23rd, Related and development partner MJ Peterson Group unveiled plans for comprehensive renovations of Westchester Park Apartments in Tonawanda, NY. The housing community offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartments for seniors and individuals living with disabilities, and residents will benefit from full renovations to their bathrooms, kitchens and floors, as well as full ADA upgrades and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Residents will be provided with temporary housing during the renovation process, returning to modernized homes designed to improve their quality of life.

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Pocket Living announces new affordable residence Sheepcote Road
Located in London's northeast Harrow, Sheepcote Road will introduce 149 new residences available to first-time homeowners, including 16 residences that will be wheelchair adaptable. Residents will have access to a communal garden and two rooftop terraces, as well as easy transportation access to nearby Harrow-on-the-Hill Station.
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Related and community partners break ground on Willets Point

On December 20th, Related and its Queens Development Group (QDG) partner, Sterling Equities, joined New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City elected officials and community leaders for the groundbreaking ceremony of phase one at Willets Point, Queens, which will now build and deliver the first 880 units of 2,500 affordable residences in Willets Point, the city’s largest 100 percent affordable housing development in over 40 years.

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Affordable housing was a great opportunity. It molded me into the person that I am today.
Kenya J. Conley
Focus Fairies Mentoring founder / Marshall Field Garden Apartments former resident

Our commitment to affordable housing

It's in our DNA

We started exclusively as an affordable housing developer in 1972, and today, we are one of the largest developers and preservationists of affordable and workforce housing in the country. Currently, we own and manage 55,000 affordable and workforce housing apartment homes and we are proud to have never converted a single unit of affordable housing to market rate.

Affordable Around the Country
Affordable Around the Country

Large, multi-bedroom apartments in affordable housing buildings, located in metro areas, allow entire families to live together and thrive in the neighborhoods that are close to their work place and their kids’ schools. Related Affordable is proud to continue to develop this kind of housing, across the US.

Affordable Around the Country
Affordable Around the Country

Transformational affordable community Willets Point celebrated its phase one groundbreaking, which will become New York City’s largest 100 percent affordable housing development in over 40 years. Related and Queens Development Group (QDG) partner Sterling Equities came together with the city's elected officials and community leaders to honor the landmark Queens community.

Affordable Around the Country
Affordable Around the Country
Related Affordable Foundation and KABOOM! unveil community playspace in San Antonio

Related Affordable Foundation and KABOOM! came together to build a community playspace at River Trails Apartments in San Antonio, Texas. The teams received support from Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran, San Antonio Football Club, San Antonio Spurs, local residents and volunteers, providing the community's children an active, safe place to play and grow.

Affordable Around the Country
Affordable Around the Country

Co-developed by Related Northwest and non-profit Central City Concern, Cedar Commons has opened in East Portland, offering permanently-supportive housing to some of the most vulnerable local residents. Central City Concern will also provide residents with on-site services such as mental health services and employment support and training.

Affordable Around the Country
Affordable Around the Country
Celebrating 30 years of creating visionary developments at Related California

With over 15,000 residential units and over 41 million gross square feet of development throughout California, we have worked directly with community leaders and partners to transform urban life.


Art at Affordable Program

Related Affordable weaves artwork into residents' daily lives

Related Affordable recognizes that artwork has the ability to uplift and empower individuals and their communities. This has resulted in a program that brings contemporary artwork into Related's affordable residences, inviting creatives to share their vision with residents in a lasting and impactful way. By working with local artists and incorporating residents' feedback, Related Affordable's program sets out to improve residents' wellness and to involve them in the creative conversation. Explore some of the most recent artistic collaborations below.

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Investing in your resident services is investing in your community.
Tracy Canepa
Director of resident services, Foundation for Affordable Housing
Meet Our Residents: Marshall Field Garden Apartments
Kenya finds a place to call home and a community to thrive in
Meet Our Residents: Marine Terrace
A marine veteran puts down solid roots for his family’s legacy
Meet Our Residents: Alms Hill Apartments
A resident rallies her neighborhood to save a historic building
An Inside Look
An Inside Look

With a mission to help millions of young lower- to middle-income Londoners who are essential to the city’s economy, Pocket Living serves locals who cannot afford to buy a market rate home and don’t qualify for traditional affordable housing. Pocket Homes are discounted 20% below market value, and eligible purchasers are defined by their income levels, as well as where they live and work.

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An Inside Look

West Green Place is Pocket Living's first community in the heart of London’s Haringey neighborhood, featuring 126 homes and a new community center. One of the residents, Kezia, is a clinical psychologist local to Tottenham who has always wanted to live and be connected to the community that she works in.

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An Inside Look

By embracing modular construction practices, Pocket Living is able to build affordable homes at a faster rate than what’s possible with traditional construction, as well as reducing overall environmental impact and disruption to the surrounding community.

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An Inside Look

Every Pocket Living development offers residents plenty of opportunities to get to know their neighbors—from move-in welcome parties to shared amenity spaces to management committees that allow residents to determine the future of their buildings.

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An Inside Look

Cherise never dreamed of owning a house in the heart of London—until she learned about Pocket Living and its focus on helping first-time buyers land the home of their dreams at a discounted rate.

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An Inside Look

Located in East London, Harbard Close presents 78 one-bedroom homes only available for first-time homeowners. The development prides itself on enhanced sustainability features, helping residents lower their utility bills and reduce their environmental footprints.

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An Inside Look

Mapleton Crescent offers 53 one-bedroom homes available only to qualified first-time local buyers and 36 two- and three-bedroom market rate Pocket Edition homes. Designed by architecture firm Metropolitan Workshop, the 27-story building has a striking turquoise terracotta exterior and a distinctive triangular core, and has won multiple awards for both its design and social impact.

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An Inside Look

For Londoners interested in owning a Pocket Home but who can’t find one in their neighborhood, Pocket will help connect them to available resale homes. All Pocket resale homes keep their affordable status, as they’re only offered to local first-time buyers who make under a certain income level.

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An Inside Look

26-year-old dancer Emma was looking for a more permanent place to settle down. She soon discovered Pocket Living and the opportunity to buy her own home in London at a 20% discount, and thought it was too good to be true—until she learned that she qualified as a first-time home buyer.