Diocesan News

Catholic Charities Sponsors Housing in Ocean Hill

Barretta Housing









Catholic Charities opened its Msgr. Barretta Apartments in Ocean Hill to provide more affordable housing in the neighborhood. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony were, from left: Jim Riso, general contractor; Carmi Bee, RKT & B; William Traylor, president, Richman Housing Resources; Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, vicar for human services; Joseph Jennings, tenant/resident; Elena Wahlert, sister of Msgr. Anthony J. Barretta; David Walsh, senior vice president, Community Development Banking, JPMorgan Chase; RuthAnne Visnauskas, commissioner, N.Y.C. Department of Housing Preservation and Development; Robert Siebel, CEO, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens; Darryl C. Towns, commissioner/CEO, New York State Homes and Community Renewal; Thomas McGrath, senior vice president and head of CPC Resources; Richard Bearak, director of land use, Brooklyn Borough President’s Office; and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.