Met Council on Jewish Poverty owns and operates 19 buildings of affordable housing across New York City. This week, for the first time since the waiting list was closed five years ago, Met Council is reopening their waiting list for a beautiful building in Canarsie to allow seniors the chance to live in affordable housing with great amenities including a laundry room, community room and park-like grounds with a garden area. Council Towers III is a 122-unit, 12-story building located in the heart of the Canarsie section of Brooklyn. 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.
“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.”
The application for housing is now open and can be found at Metcouncil.org/housing or by calling 212-453-9537. The application is open to seniors who are 62 and above at time of application with a maximum income of $37,550 for a one-person household and $42,700 for a two-person household Seniors pay no more than 30% of their adjusted gross income with the average rent for those living on Social Security at approximately $438.30 a month. Met Council encourages people from all backgrounds and ethnicities to apply and encourages applicants to get on the waiting list as soon as possible.
While we will continue to accept applications, the waiting is list is determined on a first come first serve basis. Please make sure to mail in your application as soon as possible to ensure that you get a good spot on the waiting list. Due to government regulations, applications can only be mailed via first class mail and cannot be delivered in person.
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.