In Need of Housing?
We recognize that the need for affordable and/or supportive housing is bigger than the supply. We continue to work to expand affordable housing. If you are homeless and looking for immediate shelter or know someone who is homeless looking for immediate shelter please call 311.
WSFSSH offers many different kinds of housing, including senior apartments, SRO housing, studio apartments, and supportive congregate buildings. While most WSFSSH buildings require a referral from specific city agencies, several do not as follows:
Adult Residential Care:
West Seventy Fourth Street Residence
Located at West 74th Street and Amsterdam Ave. in Manhattan, West Seventy Fourth Street Residence is a licensed adult care facility dedicated to older persons who require some assistance in daily living. Complete services are provided by a well-trained and knowledgeable staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services include personal assistance, a full kosher-style meal program, assistance with medications, housekeeping, and laundry. In the words of one of our residents: “The staff members at West 74th Street Residence are always there when you need them, but seem almost invisible when you don’t. It gives me great comfort and security to know that I am well taken care of.” West Seventy Fourth Street Residence rates range from $1,800 to $3,200/month. (View the building)
129th Street Residence
Located at 109 West 129th Street in Manhattan, 129th Street Residence is a licensed adult care facility dedicated to low income older persons who require assistance in daily living. Complete services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by a well-trained and knowledgeable staff. Services include three meals a day, personal assistance, social and recreation activities, assistance with medications, housekeeping, and laundry. Eligible applicants will receive supplemental funds under the Supplemental Security Income program which will cover the monthly rate. (View the building)
For more information please contact Gus Gallego, Assistant Director, at GGallego@wsfssh.org or at (212) 348-8513, x2102.
Housing for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:
PSS/WSF GrandParent Family Apartments
Located in the Bronx, the PSS/WSF GrandParent Family Apartments is designed for older adults raising children to whom they are related by kinship. Examples of this relationship include grandparents raising grandchildren, or aunts/uncles raising great-nieces/nephews. At least one adult in the household must be age 62 or older. All children in the household must be age 17 or younger at the time of admission. At the time of admission, the caregiver must have a legally sanctioned care relationship with each child (for example: legally adoptive parent, legal guardian, legal custodian or kinship foster care giver). The natural birth parent of any minor cannot be a member of the household. Additionally, the household must be low-income–at or below 50% of median income. (View the building)
All vacancies are filled from a waiting list. For more information please contact: Cliff Flanders at CFlanders@wsfssh.org or at (212) 721-6032, x1001.
These buildings are all located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The application process is regulated by the federal government and applicants must be at least 62 years old and/or live with a physical handicap. Additionally, applicants must have low incomes or very low incomes. Waiting lists for some of these buildings are very long. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. All vacancies are filled from the waiting list. (View the building)
For more information please contact Cliff Flanders at CFlanders@wsfssh.org or at (212) 721-6032, x1001.
Low Income Housing:
Euclid Hall, an SRO (Single Room Occupancy) building located in a prime location on Broadway between 85th and 86th Streets on the Upper West Side, offers units at a reduced rate of $500/month for individuals age 50 and older who have an annual income of less than $35,000. Each room comes furnished with a bed, dresser, small refrigerator, and a vanity sink. Kitchens and bathrooms are shared by residents. (View the building)
For more information please contact the Intake Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or Intake Coordinator Evelyn Agbesi at (212) 787-8600, x1127.