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Delia Court
Yonkers, New York

The Homes at Delia Court project was originally designated by the City of Yonkers as the Hoover Road affordable housing project. It emanated from the extremely volatile and controversial federal civil rights lawsuit initiated by the NAACP against the City Of Yonkers. As part of the desegregation order of Federal Judge Leonard Sands, the City was required to create 100 units of affordable housing each year for the next 10 years starting with the year 1997.

Hoover Road, which was a small site at the end of a dead end street in northwest Yonkers, was one of the sites selected by the City for affordable development. In February 1998 Yonkers issued an RFP for development of the site. An initial developer was selected and then in 2001 it backed out of the project together with its contractor claiming difficulties with the site as the reason for withdrawal. In 2002 Yonkers contacted Trinity directly and requested a response to a new RFP for the site. In April 2002 Trinity was selected as the designated developer and in May 2003 Trinity closed on the property and modified the original plans to account for the poor site conditions; the site was 90% rock. Permit applications were submitted in September 2003 and issued in January 2004. Trinity successfully completed the project on time and sold out all of the units in April of 2005.

  • 10 – Two- Family Homes
  • Completed in 2004
  • 18 month construction period
  • 1.8 parcel
  • 10 acree site
  • Creation of new street, including utilities