The Upper West Side development is accepting applications through NYC Housing Connect.
The newly renovated Park 79 will provide seniors with a home in a walkable, vibrant neighborhood, steps away from Central Park and cultural institutions including the Museum of Natural History.
Fairstead, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), and Project FIND have launched a lottery for a new fully affordable senior housing development on the Upper West Side. Park 79’s housing lottery on the City’s NYC Housing Connect website is now open and will run through August 5, 2022.
Through HPD’s Senior Affordable Rental Apartments (SARA) program, the 100% affordable housing development will provide residences to seniors earning at or below 50% area median income (AMI). All of the homes will be supported by a project-based Section 8 contract, under which residents pay only 30% of their income in rent. The maximum yearly income to live at Park 79 is no more than $53,400. It’s a great opportunity for seniors to age in place in an affordable home, and in a community they love. The building is expected to be completed this summer.
Council Member Gale A. Brewer (D-06) said of the project: “I commend Fairstead, Project FIND, and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development for bringing this important project to life. As rates of seniors experiencing homelessness and housing instability increase, we must do everything in our power to develop deeply affordable housing, I was proud to support this project as Manhattan Borough President by successfully advocating for a variety of public funding sources. I look forward to welcoming seniors into the newly renovated building.”
The newly renovated building includes 77 studio units, indoor and outdoor common areas, as well as space for Project FIND, which will be staffed by social workers and provide on-site services to residents. Residents will also have access to programming at Project FIND’s Hamilton Senior Center on West 73rd Street. All the apartments are electric-powered. More information about the property can be found at www.park79apts.com.
“Project FIND is thrilled to partner with Fairstead and serve as the nonprofit owner and service provider of Park 79,” said Project FIND Associate Executive Director Mark Jennings. “The launch of the housing lottery brings us one step closer to reaching our goal of providing additional affordable housing opportunities to our deserving older adults. For more than 50 years, Project FIND has assisted thousands of the areas low and moderate income and formerly homeless individuals with a variety of impressive programs so they may live independently. Our dedicated, professional team is poised to assist Park 79 residents so they may age in place, develop new friendships and enjoy the activities and beauty of the Upper West Side.”
Seniors can apply for apartments at Park 79 on the Housing Connect website or request a paper application by sending a self-addressed envelope to: Fairstead Management c/o: Park 79, 560 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10037. Those in need of application assistance can work with HPD’s Housing Ambassadors, community-based service providers in New York City who help people prepare and apply for Housing Connect affordable housing lotteries.
Wow, gorgeous building.
It’s a really great idea to help out seniors.
We really have no place to live. The rooms are beautiful, I never had a home like that.
The building look nice trying to get into the lotto cuz I need appointment real bad
Hi my name is Arrington Clark and I’m interested in one of your apartments 😊 I am a Vet. And I have Section8 hud vash Voucher. I am going through a lot where I’m at.Thank you.
Hi, i’m on SSI and I’m not 65 and I don’t have a section 8 voucher can I still apply for this beautiful apartment.
Can disabled under 65 apply?
Good Morning I am 60 years young and need affordable housing.
I would love to retire and live Upper West New York.
I’m having no luck getting to the application for Park79. The symbol keeps turning and I can’t get further on the site.How do I get an application.
I requested an application by writing to them.. Had the post office give me a receipt etc.. Meanwhile nothing showed up in the mail from the people in charge Fairstead Management! Total waste of time!
There’s a massive number of older people looking for housing. It’s sad.
Husband age 73 and needs to retire From house painting! but impossible here Newton, Ma. I am 65 yo and disabled. I have a nephew nearby who will look out for us
Hello I am looking decent affordable housing for seniors, I was offered something in SC The living conditions are deplorable. Please help,will to relocate, New York is my home . How do I apply
I am a disabled 53 yr old with a disabled 30 yr old son with Down Syndrome. Would we qualify? Only receive SSI. LOST OUR HOME DO TO FORECLOSURE. Living in our now non running car in Delaware. Please respond. Very desperate and need a place to call home once again.
Hi dawn perhaps you should go to wwwccha.org. for low income and or disabled housing in chester county pa
Hello I’m very interested in a 1 Bedroom apartment can you send me an application.
Good afternoon am a senior citizen and disabled l don’t have section 8 nor do I have a rental voucher
Am I able to get a one bedroom
Thank you for the information
I am a citizen and I need a two bedroom apartment where I can apply
I am 75 with income of 1277 a month
I need to be near my family in Philadelphia
I’m in Ohio now
Can you help?
67 and need housing in NYC.
I need an application
Interested in one or two bedroom apartment , currently on waiting list with NYC Connects
I am 60, am I qualified as a senior?
To whom I may concern my name is Elsie Gary and I’m interested interested in applying for these apartments I would like to know how to apply in some information about it. Thank you
I am currently residing in Cape Coral Florida. I have been looking to move back to New York to be closer to my family. I am 69 years old. I would be very interested in getting an application to apply. Thank you
I just had my leg amputated on July 6th 2022 I live in Florida right now living in a truck I’m going to be proposed discharge date is the 29th I have nowhere to go I used to live in Connecticut so I know New York I really need a place or if you can help me find a place I need to be somewhere but I don’t get an infection and I am 60 on social security disability and have a service dog also. I know I’m a nobody so you might not even do this because I’m from Florida but one can hope thank you for taking the time to read this
Go to chester county housing authority.org in suburban phila
Hi my name is Stephanie I would love to get one of these apartment
Very nice apt appreciate
Hi my name is Mary Rowson. I’m 58 years old. I have multiple sclerosis. I have been a caregiver to my mother for the past 20 year’s. She was a double amputee and she had a stroke. She passed away last year’s. I would love to live in one of the apartments🏩. I don’t have a Section 8 voucher.
Can someone please clarify with what age is a senior for this building. In general I think 55 and up however I read a person over 45 that is on SSI and determination of disability exists from SSA then they can get an exception. At 50 I will be retired under SS Law as Im a widow. Thats three years from now. Im in a state where I can’t live . I have a hud vocher from FL. However I am a New York Native. I would find this a God send. My life has been a nightmare. I don’t want to die in Florida. I am familiar with NYC was born just outside of Long Island City. The New Yorker never left in my soul. I been stuck here for soo long now for a reason always because of someone else I cared about. I need it to be about me for once. It’s never been. I been gone far too long. I don’t know why it doesn’t say the age requirements. But I see many people are asking.Thank you.
I am 62 on SSI and have a caregiver am I eligible
Hey i m looking for a place like this for my dad on a wheelchair he’s disabled and he only got one leg and he’s a Section 8 person it’s him and his daughter looking for a two bedroom an both of them get ssi he lives on the 5 floor with no elevator
I’m 65 years old. I live alone and the place seems safe and beautiful to me.
Everyone who has commented here: the person who placed this AD will not come back and answer individual questions.
Look at this and good luck!
“Seniors can apply for apartments at Park 79 on the Housing Connect website or request a paper application by sending a self-addressed envelope to: Fairstead Management c/o: Park 79, 560 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10037. Those in need of application assistance can work with HPD’s Housing Ambassadors, community-based service providers in New York City who help people prepare and apply for Housing Connect affordable housing lotteries.”
Yes thank you! I did that but never heard back from Fairstead Management.
Total waste of time. No idea what the point of this is.
These are studio apartments meanwhile people are saying they want 2/3 bedroom apts. .. What a mess.
Excellent many people will benefit living in a decent neighborhood.
How are elderly people with disabilities and missing limbs gonna get up these stairs! … Not even a rail!
I am trying to find an application for Senior Housing and cannot find one I am interested in getting an application for the one that closes Aug 5