AffordableHomes for Elders
With the help of Section 202 Capital Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, AND built 63 apartments reserved for residents aged 62 and above, with incomes lower than 50% of the area median income. In 2003, we opened two more buildings – Lucille C. Clark Apartments at 246 West 112th Street, and Casita Park Apartments at 100 East 111th Street, bringing the number of AND homes reserved for elders to 216.
AND recognizes that the need for senior housing will only grow. The percentage of the U.S. population over 65 is projected to double by 2050 – a change that will require both the construction of new housing and retrofitting existing buildings for an aging population. AND is doing both.
We are working on a new project that will provide 150 new apartments for elder residents, on which we hope to break ground in 2019. In the meantime, we will soon begin renovations of the common areas and outdoor spaces at our existing senior buildings.
We are also launching a needs assessment to learn more about what kinds of physical space improvements, services, and programming would improve our older residents’ lives.
The Demonstration provides service connection, physical modifications to apartments to make them more accessible to residents with mobility or perception impairments, and a housing relocation program — a suite of interventions aimed at facilitating healthy aging among low-income older adults residing in affordable housing.
The Demonstration connects residents to professional occupational therapy, case management, benefit counseling and other social services, improves their home environments to support independence and prevent fall injury, and assists frail seniors living on upper floors of walk-up buildings relocate to more accessible apartments.
Learn more about Muriel and the Healthy Aging in Affordable Housing Demonstration Project at Enterprise’s website.
With 127 apartments, beautiful common spaces, and dynamic activity centers, the Residence was noted by New York magazine as one of the most highly respected elder care facilities in the region. As one of Manhattan’s only assisted living facilities that accepts Medicaid, Vista on 5th serves as a state and national model for the quality of life that can be achieved for assisted living.
Visit the Vista on 5th website for more information.