Apply for Affordable Senior Housing in Brooklyn

Apply for Affordable Senior Housing in Brooklyn

Applications will soon be accepted for Ingersoll Senior Residences, a newly constructed affordable housing building for people age 62 and older, located at 112 Edwards Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Current NYCHA residents, NYCHA Section 8 voucher holders, and applicants on the public housing and Section 8 wait lists will receive preference for 54 of the building’s 108 apartments.

The new building, constructed on the grounds of a formerly unused area at NYCHA’s Ingersoll Houses, has 40 studio apartments and 68 one-bedroom apartments. Residents must meet the household size and income requirements: studio apartments are available for one person with an income of up to $37,350, and one-bedroom apartments are available for one person with an income of up to $37,350 or two people with an income up to $42,700. Residents will pay 30 percent of their income for rent. See more information here.

The application period will open on May 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. and will close once 2,000 applications have been received. To apply, visit If you have a disability that limits your ability to apply online, you may request a reasonable accommodation by calling 212-306-4828 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

On May 29, two of NYCHA’s Digital Vans will be on site at Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist interested applicants.

The building’s amenities include a senior center with a cyber center, on-site social services, and community-building activities. The building also has an elevator, laundry, a communal lounge, outdoor communal terraces, and an on-site resident manager. Services will be provided by Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE). For more information on SAGE, visit



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