Residential Services


JASA has been providing affordable housing to seniors for the last 50 years! As the need for senior housing grows, JASA is taking on new initiatives to increase housing accessibility and offer supportive services for formerly homeless seniors, utilizing two funding streams: New York City’s Human Resources Administration’s Senior Affordable Rental Apartments (SARA) and New York State’s Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI).

Onsite Services

JASA provides onsite social and transitional services in affordable senior housing developments, some of these include sites that set aside 30% of affordable units for formerly homeless older adults. Services include a range of on-site opportunities, delivered in a culturally and linguistically competent manner and focused on the social determinants of wellness (i.e. social connectedness and purposeful activity), that are available for all tenants with targeted outreach and case assistance to formerly homeless seniors as they transition back to community living. 

Services include care coordination, benefit/ entitlement assistance, crisis intervention, recreational and health promotion activities, and health literacy educational programs. JASA builds community within these housing developments to support healthy aging and social connectedness for all the tenants.

Senior Affordable Rental Apartments (SARA)

SARA is a new, low-income, affordable housing program in New York City that sets aside 30% of a building’s units for seniors living in a shelter. Through SARA funding, JASA provides on-site case management and inclusive group programming at buildings throughout New York City. 

  • Group programming includes educational groups, informal social events, seasonal outings, tenant associations, event committees, and floor captains. 
  • Case Management includes housing assistance, assistance with benefits/entitlements, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, and referrals to primary care, transportation, and other social service organizations as identified.

Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI)

ESSHI is low-income, affordable housing in New York State for formerly homeless seniors who are high Medicaid users. Through ESSHI funding, JASA will be able to hire a full-time on-site MSW social worker and a part-time nurse to address the needs of the tenants. Services will include case management, programming, health screenings, health education, and referrals to medical providers.

JASA Residential Services are provided at the below JASA Senior Affordable Housing Sites: 


Scheuer House of Manhattan Beach
161 Corbin Place
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Scheuer House of Coney Island
3601 Surf Avenue
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Scheuer House of Brighton Beach
3161 Brighton 6th Street
Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY 11235


Evelyn & Louis Green Residence at Cooper Square
200 East 5th Street
New York, NY 10003

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building at Positively 3rd Street
310 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009


Brookdale Village Housing
125 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Evelyn & Louis Green Residence at Seagirt
1915 Seagirt Blvd.
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Israel Senior Citizens Housing
1925 Seagirt Blvd.
155 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

To view waitlist status:

Due to high demand, many JASA buildings currently have closed wait lists. Please fill out this form if you would like to be added to the mailing list for future application opportunities. Eligible individuals are age 62+ and qualify as low- to moderate-income and/or disabled.

For more information contact 212.273.5359 or email

JASA Residential Services are provided in partnership with external housing providers at the following sites: 

Beach Channel Drive Housing
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Southern Boulevard Housing
Bronx, NY 10460

Fountain Seaview Housing
Brooklyn, NY 11239

Debevoise Street Housing
Brooklyn, NY 11211

The Woodlands Housing
Bronx, NY 10475

Casa Celina Housing
Bronx, NY

Linden Grove Housing
Brooklyn, NY

Scholes Street Housing
Brooklyn, NY 11206
20 apartments will be set aside for medically frail older adults.