Pratt Center Research

Sustainable Community Development

East Brooklyn Housing Report

Report  |  May 4, 2009

This report documents the findings of a study of housing in the neighborhoods of eastern Brooklyn in Community Districts 5 and 16. Each neighborhood and its housing market is profiled, vacant and city owned lots are identified as development opportunities, and sub-prime loans and foreclosed properties in the study area are identified. The report concludes with suggestions of next steps to provide support and technical assistance to local groups who counsel homeowners in trouble and to strengthen the neighborhoods hardest hit by the home lending crisis.