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Cedars / Fox Hall | Longwood Historic District, Bronx

Overview

Cedars Hall consists of 95 units of newly constructed permanent supportive housing in the Bronx's Longwood Historic District. Of the 95 units, 28 two-bedroom apartments are reserved for families living with special needs, and the remaining 65 apartments, comprised of studios and one-bedroom apartments, are reserved for low-income families living in the local community. One unit is reserved for the building's live-in superintendent.

Fox Hall is a renovated, landmark-designated mansion (circa 1850) that is currently being used as the building’s community and on-site program office space.

Services

Cedars/Fox Hall, in coordination with Lantern Community Services, delivers on-site supportive service programming to all its tenants. Program offices offer space for staff to conduct individual and group client meetings, life skills counseling, education and employment development, recreational activities for children and referral support.

Supportive services at Cedars/Fox Hall provide tenants with a variety of opportunities for personal growth. Staff and tenants work together to establish individual goal-centered service plans. Staff  work closely with families to ensure they achieve their program goals such as obtaining stable employment and participating in activities designed to promote healthy lifestyles.