On February 6, 2003, Mayor Michael Bloomberg; New York State Division
of Housing and Community Renewal Commissioner, Judith Calogero;
New York City Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner,
Jerilyn Perine; and representatives from many other groups gathered
at 583 Riverside Drive in Manhattan for the opening of the Dorothy
Day Apartment House.
The Dorothy Day Apartment House is a turn-of-the-century building
in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. The building received
HUD funding allowing the building to be converted into 70-units
of permanent supportive housing for homeless and low-income families
and single adults with special needs.
The apartment complex will offer supportive services, such as mental
health counseling, foster care support services, entitlement assistance,
educational linkages, employment training, and job placement referrals.
In addition, the Dorothy Day Apartments will contain an on-site
child day care center, providing services to children in need and
allowing parents to pursue employment training and job opportunities.
HUD plans to provide $1,257,600 in Section 8 Single
Room Occupancy (SRO) rental assistance for sixteen (16) studio
units for a period of eleven (11) years. Furthermore, HUD will provide
a two-year Supportive
Housing Program (SHP) grant in the amount of $453,600 to the
Center for Urban Community Services to furnish supportive services
to fifteen homeless families and five single homeless individuals.
Funding for this project has also been provided through the New
York State Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, through Low-Income
Housing Tax Credit and sponsor equity, and by the New York City
HPD Supportive Housing Loan Program.
Content Archived: March 07, 2011