'Common Ground' has opened a series of modern apartment buildings that provides social housing for homeless individuals in New York City. The non-profit organization has been providing supportive housing residences since 1991, but its latest buildings boast an unexpectedly elegant design.
The new buildings contain 3,200 housing units, which house both homeless individuals and low-income residents. Each of the buildings are designed to maximize natural light and incorporate as much green space as possible. The units are integrated with outdoor community areas, which help to make the small apartments feel bigger than they are. The idea behind the sleek and modern design is to give formerly homeless residents a physical space that they can be proud of.
The new apartment buildings not only provide social housing for homeless individuals, but they also offer supportive housing services that can help residents transition to a stable housing situation.