Canterbury House


Canterbury House – Staten Island, NY

Ironburgh Organization broke ground in the fall of 1998 on an eight-four (84) unit senior housing complex in Staten Island. The project is a not-for-profit partnership between Ironburgh, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and the Episcopal Housing Corporation of the Diocese of New York,. Ironburgh was awarded $10 million in LIHTC by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCR), $1.7 million form the New York State Housing Trust Fund, and $400,000 from the federal Home Loan Bank Board of New York and New Jersey.

St. John’s approached Ironburgh in an effort to increase the income of its church grounds. The parish was faced with an aging and dwindling congregation, a historic church building needing extensive repairs and a growing capital budget without revenue growth. Ironburgh began a zoning and land use analysis on the site. We worked closely with the Church, the Borough President’s Office and the local Community Board to developed the building so that all parties were satisfied.