|The GrandParent Family Apartments is located at 951 Prospect Avenue 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, seee below).
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|Read "Mayor Bloomberg Visits Grandparent Family Apartments" of February 16, 2005 from the New York City Housing Authority website, and the May 21, 2005 New York Times article by Timothy WIlliams "A Place for Grandparents Who Are Parents Again" to learn more about some of the people benefiting from the program.|
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