Carver Houses, or George Washington Carver Houses, is a public housing development built and maintained by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) in Spanish Harlem, a neighborhood of Manhattan, at Coordinates: . The development is named after George Washington Carver (1864-1943), an African American chemist, botanist, and educator who, despite being born a slave, developed many uses for soybeans, peanuts, and sweet potatoes. George Washington Carver spent much time working to improve other African Americans' lives.
Carver Houses has 13 buildings, on a campus with an area of 14.63 acres (5.92 ha). Nine of those (I-II, V-IX, XII-XIII) are fifteen stories tall, while the other four (III-IV, X-XI) are six stories tall. The development is bordered by East 99th Street to the south, East 106th Street to the north, Park Avenue to the east, and Madison Avenue to the west. In addition, East 102nd Street and East 104th Street run through the campus. The nine buildings of Carver Houses have a total of 1,246 apartments housing approximately 2,723 residents.
Alberta Slappy is currently serving as Resident Association President for Carver Houses, and is a member of the Manhattan South District Citywide Council of Presidents.
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