Residents move into affordable housing co-op in Red Hook

RED HOOK - Dozens of Brooklyn residents are calling themselves homeowners with the help of a new affordable housing complex in Red Hook. The Wolcott Street co-op opened in Sept. 2010 with the help of the Fifth Avenue Committee, a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn. Thousands entered a lottery for a chance to rent space, and nearly all of the tenants have moved in. "I love it," said first-time resident Deirdre Kloh. "It's been so much fun to decorate. I've gotten to know my neighbors. I genuinely like every single person in this building." Some of the units even have counter-tops made from glass recycled at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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