Visit the PSS/WSF Grandparent Family Apartments website.
May 21, 2005 A Place for Grandparents Who Are Parents Again by Timothy Williams in The New York Times; February 16, 2005 Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Announces Several Innovative City-sponsored Initiatives To Further Extend Affordable Housing from the NYC Office of the Mayor
The GrandParent Family Apartments is located in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. It is a $12 million, first-ever, housing facility in the U.S., “constructed to meet the special needs of grandparents or elderly caregivers who care for grandchildren or other relatives. The six-story building consists of 50, two and three bedroom apartments, which are being rented exclusively to households with generation-skipping family compositions.”
“NYCHA collaborated with two not-for-profit organizations, Presbyterian Senior Services (PSS) and West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc. (WSFSSH), to establish this unique form of housing. NYCHA provided the land and will contribute a public housing subsidy which will keep the rents affordable. Additional funding was provided by New York State and private sources.” ~ New York City Housing Authority, 2016
The mission of the PSS/WSF Grandparent Family Apartments is to provide safe and affordable housing and support systems that enable grandparents raising grandchildren to reach their full potential and their grandchildren to gain the emotional and educational tools essential for success.
“Goshow Architects designed the new building, the first public housing of its kind in NY State, to address the needs of the residents and community. The new six-story structure includes an activity center, a “smart” technology resource center, a ‘Green’ roof garden, and 5,000 sf of commercial units at street level. Additional common space includes a lobby, two community rooms, a library, several rooms for after school activities and services, and offices for social service staff. Each apartment features fully-equipped kitchens, and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.” ~ GoshowArchitects