The Foundation’s subsidized buildings were developed with the understanding that most seniors prefer to live on their own. And, there is no reason why most of them cannot – as long as they have sufficient finances and access to certain basic services, as required.
This is where the Foundation’s subsidized buildings come in. They provide an apartment-based lifestyle for well, frail and handicapped seniors – complete with the specialized services that many require. Common areas such as lobbies, dining rooms and gardens have been created with the residents’ comfort and well-being in mind, designed in cooperation with a prominent New York interior designer. 30 to 40% of the residents of seven of the Foundation’s subsidized buildings benefit from the Enriched Housing Program. The staff provides case management services and organizes various social and recreational activities.
Alma Rangel Gardens
Alma Rangel Gardens, at West 137th Street between Lenox and 5th Avenues in Manhattan, offers social and recreational services to seniors in 89 units of subsidized low-income housing. Forty of its apartments are designated for Enriched Housing Program tenants who require special assistance. Food service is also provided for those in the Enriched Housing Program.
Arthur B. Brown and William Brown Gardens
In 1985, the Foundation opened 132 units of Federally-funded and subsidized housing, on East 93rd Street in Manhattan.
1850 Second Avenue
The Foundation’s 25-story building, on Second Avenue between 95th and 96th Streets, was opened in 1990. Within this building, the Foundation manages and coordinates 48 units of subsidized, low-income housing for seniors and families.
Concourse Gardens on Echo Place, off the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, offers social and recreational services to seniors in 119 units of subsidized, low-income housing. It was established in 1995.
Cumberland Gardens provides 105 units of subsidized housing for low-income senior citizens. Located at 425 Cumberland Street and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, it offers social and recreational services. Forty of its apartments are designated for Enriched Housing Program tenants who require special assistance. Food service is also provided for those in the Enriched Housing Program.
River View Gardens
River View Gardens, in the new Queens West neighborhood along the East River, contains 79 one-bedroom apartments, lobby, lounge, community room and kitchen, activity and work rooms, an apartment for the resident superintendent and other resident facilities. River View’s residents have spectacular views of Manhattan.
Surf Gardens, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, contains 76 one-bedroom apartments, lobby, lounge, community room and kitchen, activity and work rooms, an apartment for the resident superintendent and other resident facilities. Surf Gardens’ residents are within walking distance of Coney Island’s famed boardwalk and beach.
In recognition of its work, the Foundation receives the ongoing support of the New York State Department of Health and the United States Department of Urban Development in expanding its efforts to provide Enriched and Subsidized Housing for New York’s seniors.