Elderly Housing Through the Inclusionary Housing Program

The following properties were newly constructed through the Inclusionary Housing Program of NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development.  The intent of this program is to integrate low-income housing into the very area in which it would not ordinarily be economically viable. It provides an opportunity for households with less than 80% of the median income to enjoy the vitality of mid-Manhattan. Met Council has devoted these buildings entirely and exclusively to senior citizens, 62 and older.  Rents are initially set by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development at levels far below the market; all apartments are Rent Stabilized offering the tenant either a one-year or two-year renewal lease by right. 

While each of these buildings is fully occupied at the present time, the waiting list for each is relatively short and many applicants on the list will not qualify. We strongly encourage you to apply. Each building requires a separate application as income requirements vary, but it is worth the effort as these apartments are quite special. Households of one or two persons in size can qualify if they meet the age and income requirement listed below. Please note income guidelines are subject to change based on city and federal guidelines.  


Manhattan

 

385 Third Avenue (between East 27th & East 28th Streets) (opened in 2008)
49 units (10 studios, 38 one bedrooms and a live-in super)

Located in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan, this residence was developed using federal low-income tax credits and thus serves low-income senior citizens. The head of household must be at least 62 years old and the co-applicant at least 50 years old with incomes less than 60% of the area median income. The approximate income range for a studio (1 person household) based on the current lowest rental is $25,928 -  $43,860. The approximate income range for a 1 bedroom apartment based on the lowest current rental is $27,000 -  $43,860 (one person household); $27,000 - $50,100 (two person household). It is close to the subway and in a neighborhood with plenty of shopping and dining and a lovely community room.

 

The Mira Lederer Salomon Residence (opened in 2000)                             
141 East 23rd Street (at Lexington Ave.)

19 units (1 studio, 18 1 BRs) 

This special property is a 10-story 19-unit building. The building has a backyard where the residents congregate, have meetings and barbecues. It is located just a few blocks from Gramercy Park and Madison Square Park as well as many east side hospitals. The residence serves moderate-income senior citizens (62 and older) with incomes less than 80% of the area median income. The approximate income range for the 1 studio in this building based on the lowest current rent is $34,467.20 - $58,480 for a one-person household; the approximate income range for a one bedroom apartment based on the lowest current rent is $43,876.40 - $58,480 for one person household and $43,876.40 -$66,800 for a two-person household. The waiting list for this building is extremely short so it is advisable to apply.

 

228 East 46th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) (opened in 2009)
18 units (18 one bedrooms) 

This residence contains 18 one bedroom apartments in a 6 story building targeted to moderate-income elderly. It is located between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The building is located in the heart of Manhattan near public transportation. It has a beautiful and quiet back yard where one can relax and converse with neighbors and friends. There is also a large greenhouse in the back yard for winter enjoyment of plants and greens, where those with a green thumb are welcome to keep their thumbs and our plants green. The residence serves low to moderate-income senior citizens with two income levels. The approximate income ranges for a one-person household are $34,565.20 - $43,860 and $45,517.20 - $58,480.  For a two-person household the approximate income ranges are $34,565.20 - $50,100 and $45,517.20 - $66,800.  The head of household must be at least 62 years old, if there is a co-applicant they must be at least 55 years old. The waiting list for this building is extremely short so it is advisable to apply.

 

332 East 22nd Street (between First & Second Avenues) (opened in 2009)
14 units (1studio, 13 one bedrooms)

This 7 story building is located on a quiet block between 1st and 2nd Avenues in the Gramercy Park area. It has 14 one bedroom apartments, with 2 apartments per floor.  The building is conveniently located near some of the finest hospitals in Manhattan and is a 15 minute walk to Union Square with its bustling stores and restaurants. The residence serves moderate-income senior citizens with incomes less than 80% of the area median income.The approximate income range for the 1 studio in this building based on the current rent is $43,152.80 - $58,480 for a one-person household; the approximate income range for a one bedroom apartment based on the lowest current rental is $45,206.80 - $58,480 for one person household and  $45,206.80 - $66,800 for a two-person household. The head of household must be at least 62 years old, if there is a co-applicant they must be at least 55 years old.  
The waiting list for this building is extremely short so it is advisable to apply.

 

The Linda and Jerome Spitzer Residence (opened in 2000)
351 East 61st Street (between First & Second Avenues)
53 units (14 studios, 34 one BRs and 4 two BRs, live-in super)

The Linda and Jerome Spitzer Residence is a 53-unit building for seniors located on 61st Street near First Avenue in Manhattan. Located close to public transportation, the building affords easy access to many of the east side hospitals. It has two community rooms for the pleasure of the tenants with a library including a seating area to watch movies on a large screen TV. There is also a backyard to sit and enjoy the greenery and get to know your neighbors. The residence serves moderate-income senior citizens (62 and older) with incomes less than 80% of the area median income. The approximate income range for the studios in this building based on the lowest current rental is $40,582.80 - $58,480 for a one-person household; the approximate income range for a one bedroom apartment based on the lowest current rental is $45,205.60 - $58,480 for one person household and  $45,205.60 - $66,800 for a two-person household; the approximate income range for a two bedroom apartment based on the lowest current rental is $55,381.60- $66,800 for a two person household. The waiting list for this building is extremely short so it is advisable to apply.

 

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Senior Residence (opened in 2002)
171 Lexington Avenue (between East 31st & East 32nd Streets)
41-units (19 studios, 19 one bedrooms, 2 2BRs and a live-in super)

Located on Lexington Avenue near 31st Street, this 12-story has a beautiful, large backyard used by the residents for their enjoyment. The building has a small library and a TV section in the community room. It also has a laundry room with a large picture window overlooking the trees and plants in the backyard. The residence serves moderate-income senior citizens with incomes less than 80% of the area median income. The approximate income range for the studios in this building based on the lowest current rental is $34,281.20 - $58,480 for a one-person household; the approximate income range for a one bedroom apartment based on the lowest current rental is $43,929.60 - $58,480 for one person household and $43,929.60 - $66,800 for a two-person household; the approximate income range for a two bedroom apartment based on the lowest current rental is $50,711.60 - $66,800 for a two person household. The head of household must be at least 62 years old, if there is a co-applicant they must be at least 55 years old. The waiting list for this building is extremely short so it is advisable to apply.

 

The Linda and Jerome Spitzer Residence II
231 East 77th Street (between Second & Third Avenues) (opened in 2008)

12-units (11 one bedrooms and 1 studio)

This six-story building is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It is in close proximity to the subway, great shopping and dining. The building has a small community room, a laundry room and a backyard. The residence serves moderate-income senior citizens with incomes less than 80% of the area median income. The approximate income range for the studio in this building based on the lowest current rental is $43,158.40 - $58,480 for a one-person household; the approximate income range for a one bedroom apartment based on the lowest current rental is $44,714.80 - $58,480 for one person household and $44,714.80 - $66,800 for a two-person household. The head of household must be at least 62 years old, if there is a co-applicant they must be at least 55 years old. The waiting list for this building is extremely short so it is advisable to apply.

 

334 East 92nd Street, (between First & Second Avenues)
23-units (22 one bedrooms and 1 studio)

This property is on a great tree-lined block on the Upper East Side with apartments that are quite spacious. It’s not far to the train or beautiful Carl Schurz Park. This residence also boasts a community room as well as a backyard for relaxing and meeting the neighbors. The residence serves moderate-income senior citizens with incomes less than 80% of the area median income. The approximate income range for the one studio in this building based on the current rental is $36,138.80 - $58,480 for a one-person household; the approximate income range for a one bedroom apartment based on the lowest current rental is $41,428 - $58,480 for one person household and $41,428 - $66,800 for a two-person household. The head of household must be at least 62 years old, if there is a co-applicant they must be at least 55 years old. The waiting list for this building is extremely short, so it is advisable to apply.

 

351 East 54th Street (between First & Second Avenues) (opened in 2002)
12 units (all studios)

This 7-story building is located on a quiet block between 1st and 2nd Avenues. It has 12 studio apartments, with 2 apartments per floor.  The building is conveniently located near some of the finest hospitals in Manhattan. The residence serves moderate-income senior citizens with incomes less than 80% of the area median income.The approximate income range for the studios in this building based on the current rent is $36,358 - $58,480 for a one-person household. The applicant must be at least 62 years old.  
All units have been recently filled and there is a waiting list at this time.


brooklyn

 

89 Carlton Avenue (between Myrtle Avenue & Park Avenue)
23-units (22 one bedrooms and a live-in super)

This building, in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, is convenient to downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This up and coming neighborhood has many shopping and dining establishments. The residence serves moderate-income senior citizens with incomes less than 80% of the area median income. The approximate income range for the one bedroom apartment based on the lowest current rental is $35,882.40 - $58,480 for a one-person household and $35,882.40 - $66,800  for a two-person household. The waiting list for this building is extremely short so it is advisable to apply.