Housing for Senior Citizens

Housing options for senior citizens includes supportive and independent housing options for adults age 55 and older.

  • Dedicated senior housing programs generally have a minimum age requirement from 55 to 65 years of age
  • Others have income requirements that can vary with each model.  Some models of housing utilized by seniors include:
    • Adult Homes
    • Mitchell-Lama Housing
    • Public Housing
    • Section 202 Housing
    • Single Room Occupancy (SRO)
    • Market Rate Housing with Services

Housing for Senior Citizens - How to Apply

  • NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA)
    Information about housing options offered through the Department for the Aging is available to New Yorkers 60 years of age and over by calling 311 (in NYC) or 1(212) NEW-YORK outside of the five boroughs or visit here
  • SNAPforSeniors, Inc.
    SNAPforSeniors, Inc is a Seattle-based corporation which offers a free online resource to empower users by providing them with information and tools necessary to make informed decisions about senior housing.

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