Offering A Mix of Affordable and Supportive Housing for Very Low-Income Seniors, 62 Years of Age and Older
The Mission Of Glenmore Manor Senior Residence:
- To provide and promote quality affordable housing & services in a caring environment for elderly New Yorkers and especially to senior residents of the Brownsville community.
- To provide safe, affordable, easily accessible, and convenient senior-designated apartments.
- To provide a supportive and well managed environment where tenants can age in place.
- To provide an environment that matches programmatic resources for seniors who are most likely to benefit from the particular residential environment of the program.
- To create an environment that helps seniors sustain a sense of control over their lives through independent living.
- To create an environment that helps seniors maintain an independent life-style through volunteer and employment placements, as well as the provision of recreation services, as their health permits.
- According to the New York State Office for the Aging, by 2040 it is projected that over 20% of the population will be 65 years of age or older, making seniors the fastest growing age group.
- Over 40% of all New York State residents over 65 reside in New York City.
- Two out of three elderly one and two member households in New York City have low or very low incomes, and 63% of low-income elderly are minority.
- Almost half of the very low income elderly one- and two-person households pay over half of their income on housing, thus making affordable housing choices a major challenge for the elderly population.
Glenmore Manor will be developed to provide very low-income elderly with a safe, clean, housing option that allows them to live independently. All tenants of Glenmore Manor must be very-low income seniors as defined by the NYC Department of Housing, Preservation and Development (HPD). The head of the household or spouse must be 62 years of age or older at the time of initial occupancy, must be able to live independently, and be in need of very minimal personal assistance. Tenants will pay no more than 30% of their income in rent.
Senior Impediments – Seniors With Disabilities
The NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) state that:
An estimated one in four elderly experience some limitation in functional ability, such as personal care or mobility, and this percentage increases at successively older ages.
Among persons between ages 80 and 84, an estimated 37% are limited in one or more functional activities, and this proportion rises to 53% among those 85 years and over.
Ten percent of each unit type in Glenmore Manor shall be fully accessible and adapted, move-in ready for persons with mobility impairments. Five percent of each unit type shall be fully accessible and adapted, move-in ready for persons with vision and hearing impairments.
These units shall not be dispersed evenly throughout the development. Each apartment will be equipped with an emergency call bell system, smoke alarm and carbon-monoxide detector.
Senior Hotline Phone Numbers:
- Are you a senior, 65 years of age or older?
- Do you know a senior who needs counseling, senior housing placement, home care services, transportation services, senior employment services, or who still wishes to work and/or volunteer in their community?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, you may do the following:
In New York State call
The NYS Department for the Aging: 1-800-342-9871
In New York City call:
The NYC Department for the Aging: 1-212-442-1000
If you know a senior who needs emergency help, you may dial 311 for assistance.
You may also call the following:
In New York City ONLY, contact:
Elderly Crime Victim’s Program
NYC Dept. for the Aging
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
You can call Safe Horizon’s hotlines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The calls are free, and counselors are able to help you no matter what language you speak. Counselors provide crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter, referrals to Safe Horizon programs or other organizations, advocacy with the police, and other crucial services.
Safe Horizon’s Domestic Violence Hotline:
Safe Horizon’s Elderly Abuse Project:
Protective Services For Adults:
To report adult abuse, call (New York State ONLY):
1-800-342-3009 (Press Option 6)
NYC Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services
Info-Line: (877) 472-8411
Outside NYC: (718) 557-1399