NYFSC’s affordable housing has been developed with the understanding that most seniors prefer to live on their own and age in place. 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 NYFSC’s subsidized buildings come in. Each residence has been thoughtfully designed to achieve a pleasant living environment and provide social services to help residents effectively age in place. 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 NYFSC’s subsidized buildings benefit from the Enriched Housing Program. The staff provides case management services and organizes various social and recreational activities.
NYFSC has received the Municipal Art Society Award for creating upbeat and positive housing, set against tasteful and gracious surroundings for New York City’s elderly.
To apply for or inquire about affordable senior housing, please call 212-369-5523.
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-two of its apartments are designated for Enriched Housing Program residents 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, NYFSC opened 132 units of Federally-funded and subsidized housing on East 93rd Street in Manhattan. This residence includes 47 units for frail elderly Enriched Housing Program residents.
1850 Second Avenue
NYFSC’s 25-story building, on Second Avenue between 95th and 96th Streets, was opened in 1989. Within this building, NYFSC manages and coordinates 49 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors and families, including 30 seniors in the Enriched Housing Program.
Ridge Street Gardens
Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Ridge Street Gardens provides 100 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors, with 47 in the Enriched Housing Program. It was established in 1992.
Clinton Gardens on West 54th Street offers social and recreational services to the seniors in 100 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors, with 47 in the Enriched Housing Program. It opened in 1993.
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. Nearly half 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 Queens West neighborhood along the East River, has 79 apartments, with 46 in the Enriched Housing Program, as well as a 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, has 76 one-bedroom apartments, a beautiful 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, NYFSC 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.