Met Council Opens Up List for Affordable Senior Housing in Brooklyn

Seniors looking for affordable housing will be able, for the first time in five years, to register for the opportunity to obtain a residence in a beautiful building in Canarsie which is owned and operated by Met Council on Jewish Poverty.

“This is an incredible opportunity for senior New Yorkers to have a chance to live in a wonderful building in Brooklyn,” said David G. Greenfield, CEO of Met Council. “We are very proud that we own and operate affordable building across New York that are managed and maintained better than most for-profit buildings. We encourage eligible seniors to apply as soon as possible.”

For the past five years, the waiting list for housing in the 19 buildings of affordable housing across New York City owned and operated by the Met Council has been closed due to the overwhelming demand for affordable housing for seniors. Now, as the backlog is easing, applications for Council Towers II, a 122 unit 12 story building located in the heart of the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, are available once again. The building offers great amenities including a laundry room, community room and park-like grounds with a garden area.

Met Council’s affiliated Jewish Community Council of Canarsie is also located in the building complex. As a subsidiary of Met Council, they provide a wide array of services to both seniors living in Council Towers and the rest of the neighborhood.

The application for housing is now open and can be found at Metcouncil.org/housing. The application is open to seniors who are 62 and above at time of application, with a maximum income of $36,550 for a one person household and $41,750 for a two-person household. The waiting is list is determined on a first come first serve basis.

Seniors pay no more than 30% of their adjusted gross income with the average rent for those living on Social Security at approximately $424 a month.

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish communal social-service organizations with ten different divisions to assist New Yorkers in need, including the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Met Council encourages people from all backgrounds and ethnicities to apply.