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East Clarke Place Senior Residence
Our new 122-unit housing development in the Bronx for older adults with limited incomes.
As America's population ages, the number of seniors experiencing homelessness is on the rise. Many more are isolated, living in inadequate housing and forced to choose between paying their rent and utility bills or buying proper food.
We are responding to this urgent need by building permanent supportive housing, including East Clarke Place Senior Residence—opening its doors soon—where older adults can age safely, with dignity and not alone.
A Warm Welcome Home
East Clarke Place Senior Residence is a 14-story, 122-unit rental building in the Jerome Avenue Highbridge-Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx that will provide safe and affordable permanent housing for low- and very low-income older adults. For the 84 units available, 26,000 applications were received—200 of them handwritten—demonstrating the critical need for this type of housing in our communities.
Thirty-seven fully furnished units are set aside for seniors who are chronically homeless who will also benefit from a comprehensive range of supportive services.
On-site case management and wellness staff will help residents access benefits, create connections with community resources, and assist with medication management. Activities like art therapy, gardening, game nights, trips to museums or shopping centers, yoga and fitness classes tailored to older adults, and special events will help keep residents safe, active and engaged. Building community to fight the social isolation so common with aging, and for those who have experienced homelessness, is a primary focus.
Help create the home that our older adults deserve—make a gift today.
More About East Clarke Place Senior Residence
East Clarke Place is purpose-built for older adults, with 98 studio and 23 one-bedroom apartments, all ADA accessible. There is a laundry room on every other floor rather than in the basement, next to comfortable, themed lobbies, to encourage socializing. The stairwells have been thoughtfully designed with floor-to-ceiling windows letting in natural light, should residents choose to climb stairs as a form of exercise, protected from the elements. The building boasts a beautiful, landscaped rear yard and outdoor terrace on the 12th floor to provide easy access to fresh air. Front desk staff will provide security 24/7 and there will be a live-in superintendent.
Built to meet the LEED Platinum standard, East Clarke Place features alternative energy elements like a solar panel system on the roof, a rainwater system that will irrigate the landscaping, a green roof, and much more—designed to be cost- and energy-efficient.
Tenants who reside at East Clarke Place must be at least 62 years old and earn 60% or less of the local area’s median income. Those eligible for the set-aside units must currently be homeless. No one will pay more than thirty percent of their income toward rent. Fifty percent of the community units are set aside for residents of Bronx Community Board 5.