HPD Commissioner Torres-Springer and DFTA acting Commissioner Resnick along with Erin CEO, John Murnane Commissioners, Borough President’s Office Visit Formerly Homeless Seniors at Historic Woodstock Hotel Senior Center | Dec 19, 2018
On Wednesday December 19th, Commissioners for the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) and New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) were joined by the office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to visit formerly homeless seniors at the Project FIND Woodstock Senior Center, formerly the historic Woodstock Hotel, and to tour housing areas under construction. The Woodstock Senior Center site, located off Times Square, serves hundreds of older adults and is currently undergoing major renovations that include a rooftop terrace and 10 new single room occupancy units thanks to HPD’s affordable housing programs. The site is home to more than 280 formerly homeless seniors. Through DFTA, the location also serves more than 300 meals daily to homeless and non-homeless seniors and provides case assistance, wellness activities, fitness classes, computer classes, and more. The 10 new single room occupancy (SRO) units, terrace, and renovation of the existing 281 SRO units are part of a $6.3 million affordable housing project that is one of the many developments started under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Housing New York 2.0” plan, which aims to build or preserve 300,000 units of affordable housing throughout New York City by 2026. Construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019.