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Housing is a critical concern for many in the performing arts and entertainment industry.  The Actors Fund works in various ways to increase access to affordable and secure housing for our community.       


The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence, an affordable, supportive housing residence on 57th Street in Manhattan, provides housing to low-income professionals, seniors and persons with HIV/AIDS. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

The Schermerhorn in downtown Brooklyn provides housing to low-income professionals in entertainment and the community as well as formerly homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS or mental health needs. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

The Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey is an assisted living and skilled nursing home.

The Palm View Residence provides affordable housing to industry members with HIV/AIDS in West Hollywood, California.

Information, Resources, and Support
Seminars are offered regularly in New York City to educate members of the performing arts and entertainment community about affordable housing options, determining eligibility, and preparing for the application process. Seminars are coming soon to Los Angeles. Please check our calendar for the schedule.

The Housing Resource Center provides information on finding affordable housing, roommate and home sharing, tenants’ rights, housing court and purchasing your first home. Call 212.221.7300 ext. 107 for more information.

The Housing Bulletin Board allows industry members to post available housing opportunities and search for places to live.

The Entertainment Assistance Program can provide emergency financial assistance to maintain stable housing and prevent eviction. Click the link for eligibility and contact information.

The Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation
The Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation was created in 2009 as a subsidiary of The Actors Fund to develop new affordable housing for the performing arts and entertainment community. View a list of AFHDC Board members here.

The Downtown Arts Center, an affordable residence for artists combined with community arts and cultural spaces, is now in the pre-development phase in Los Angeles. Current partners include the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Artspace, ArtPlace, and MusiCares.

For more information on The Actors Fund’s housing initiatives, contact Sarah Meier-Zimbler at or 917.281.5926.