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This is the third phase of the HIT’s long-standing commitment to New York City. It has a goal of investing $1 billion between 2016 and 2023. The HIT’s NYC initiatives began in 2002 in the wake of September 11 to help the city address its urgent affordable housing needs. Since then, the HIT has invested in all five boroughs and neighboring Yonkers.



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New York City Initiative Investments
18 Sixth Avenue 18 Sixth Avenue at Pacific Park is an 858-unit apartment development currently under construction adjacent to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. View
Seton Phase II This project is a $21.1 million two-story addition above the 137-bed, state-of-the-art, Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Care Center, a skilled nursing care facility financed by... View
1490 Southern Boulevard The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $59.1 million new construction of the 1490 Southern Boulevard apartments in the Crotona Park East nei... View
33 Bond Street 33 Bond Street is the new construction of a mixed-income, mixed-use 25-story multifamily development located in Downtown Brooklyn. View
Betances Senior Apartments The project is being developed by Breaking Ground, New York’s largest developer of supportive housing. View

I believe this is one of the most visionary, socially responsible funds in the nation, and…I am proud of the HIT investments we’ve made.

— Scott M. Stringer, NYC Comptroller, Speaking in 2011 as Trustee of NYC Employees Retirement System

Job and economic impact figures are estimates calculated using IMPLAN, an input-output model, based on HIT and subsidiary Building America project data. The data is current as of March 31, 2020. Economic impact data is in 2019 dollars and all other figures are nominal.

The performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment results and principal value will fluctuate so that units in the HIT, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. The HIT’s current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available from the HIT’s website at Gross performance figures do not reflect the deduction of HIT expenses. Net performance figures reflect the deduction of HIT expenses and are the performance figures investors experience in the HIT. Information about HIT expenses can be found on page 1 of the HIT’s current prospectus. Periods over one year are annualized.

Investors should consider the HIT’s investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. This and other information is contained in the HIT’s prospectus. To obtain a prospectus, call the HIT at (202) 331-8055 or visit the HIT’s website at