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07.29.2016
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June 30, 2016

Two Elder Housing Developments To Be Built In New York City

Affordable Housing Will Feature a Wide Range of Culturally Competent Services for LGBT Older Adults

[New York, NY] Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), HELP USA and BFC Partners have announced the development of New York City’s first senior housing with services designed specifically for the LGBT community. Ingersoll Senior Residences and Crotona Senior Residences will collectively provide nearly 230 units and bring comprehensive, LGBT culturally competent services to older adults at both sites.

Watch the Facebook Live Stream recording of the press conference.

This spring, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and NYC Housing and Preservation (HPD) announced the selection of BFC Partners and SAGE, to develop a 145-unit affordable senior housing development. Located in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, Ingersoll Senior Residences will be the nation’s largest LGBT-welcoming elder housing development in the nation.  

Separately, the 82-unit Crotona Senior Residences, located in Crotona Park North, Bronx, will be developed as part of a collaboration between HPD, HELP USA, NY State Homes and Community Renewal and SAGE.  The developments are one component of the National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative which SAGE launched in 2015 in response to evidence of widespread discrimination against LGBT older people in senior housing.

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