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.


Lantern Community Services delivers on-site supportive service programming to all Cedars Hall 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.


Longwood Historic District
Lantern Organization, Inc.
Occupancy Date
Development Cost
$22 million
NYC HDC – LAMP, NYS OTDA – HHAP, NYSERDA MPP, Bronx Reso-A, LIHC syndicated by the Richman Group
Urban Architectural Initiatives, Inc.
Bruno Frustaci Contracting, Inc.
Community room, 24-hour security, LEED Gold Certified, geothermal heating and cooling well, green roof, and fiberglass windows.