Managed and owned by HCCI, the building consists of 85 apartments, 26 of which are designated for youth aging out of foster care. The remaining apartments are designated for low-income households earning less than 60% of the area median income. In addition to its residences, David and Joyce Dinkins Gardens features classroom space for the use of HCCI’s Construction Trades Academy, a training and job placement program that provides Harlem residents with access to careers in the construction industry.
Built to Enterprise Green Communities standards, David and Joyce Dinkins Gardens promotes a healthy urban and energy efficient environment for its residents. Sun shading keeps apartments cooler in the summer and maximizes sunlight in the winter. Improved indoor air quality is achieved at little additional cost by using low-VOC paints and other non-toxic materials, ventilating each unit individually. ENERGY STAR-rated appliances and light fixtures provide direct cost savings to residents. The building also includes a rooftop patio and landscaped garden for residents, with a rainwater harvesting system for irrigation.