Low Income Housing For Seniors, New York, NY

by: Tehila Mörtl

Recently some of our readers reached out in efforts to find low income housing for seniors and grants for senior living.  In response, I would like to take the opportunity to offer information on various cities, please join me as we look at New York City, NY.  Following are some of the links I found which should be of use to those looking for affordable senior housing in New York City and surrounding areas:

“Met Council has been a leader in producing affordable housing for special needs populations in New York City. By leveraging private and public money, our housing portfolio has grown to 2,000 units under management, in construction or in the development process. Of this total, approximately 1,600 units are for the elderly and 400 units are targeted to the homeless and mentally ill. On-site social services are available for residents at each property.”


 “Health Advocates for Older People (HAFOP) has developed a comprehensive compilation of information on senior housing and assisted living in Manhattan.”


Housing Resources for Seniors: New York


 “The information you will find in this section is intended to be a basic guide of the terminology and resources related to senior housing. To access in-depth information, tailored to your specific situation, please contact Columbia’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and ask for adult and elder care service.

For additional resources in Manhattan, please refer to the guide that Scott Stringer's office has published - “Living Fully: Resources for Aging Well in the City” (PDF).


 “For some older people, changes in their physical, emotional, or mental health, or in their family, social, or financial situations may compromise their ability to continue living where they are. Such changes may persuade an older person to consider relocating to a more supportive living environment. 


Housing for Senior Citizens

“Housing options for senior citizens includes supportive and independent housing options for adults age 55 and older.”


 “The need for safe, decent and affordable housing remains an ongoing challenge for the State of New York. This agency is committed to meeting this worthy challenge in comprehensive and innovative ways. The programs described below reflect our aim of advancing our housing goals for the benefit of our customers, the people of New York State.” 


Affordable housing complex for seniors in Astoria

“Seniors only need to pay 30% of their incomes at the 66-unit complex in the increasingly expensive northwest Queens neighborhood.” 


“With rates starting from $579.00 to $6605.00 for these Independent Living, Assisted Living, Continuing Care (CCRC) and more communities. With rates starting from $579.00 to $6605.00 for these Independent Living, Assisted Living, Continuing Care (CCRC) and more communities.” 


Grants for Senior Citizens – housing and other services

“New York City Aging Grants and Grants for Senior Citizens: 

Aging grants and grants for senior citizens are for nonprofits, for-profits and small businesses that provide a variety of services for the aging and senior citizen populations, such as: geriatric care, immediate human needs, community improvement initiatives, academic enrichment, arts and health needs.” 


A guide to Federal and State Affordable Housing Programs


Grants/Funding Opportunities


Lastly, should you come across other helpful links, please be so kind as to share those here so that others may benefit as well.


Thank you kindly