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The Schermerhorn

The SchermerhornNewly Constructed Affordable Housing
160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn NY
(between Smith & Hoyt Street) [map]
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In response to the need for affordable housing, The Actors Fund and Common Ground Community have joined forces to develop this unique, 217-unit residence for single adults in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. Preferences for 100 studio apartments will be given to eligible individuals from Community Board 2 and the performing arts. The remaining apartments house formerly homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS or mental health needs with on-site social services provided by our partner agency Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS).

Each apartment is newly constructed, and has a private bath and full kitchen. Other amenities at Schermerhorn House include a 24/7 security staff, coin-op laundry facility, fitness room, computer lab, and numerous indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxation including a rooftop garden.

The Schermerhorn also houses The Actors Fund Arts Center, a 2,000 square foot state-of-the-art performance space and multipurpose room. Residents and community arts organizations may use this space for rehearsals, performances, films, and exhibitions, enriching the vibrant and growing Brooklyn arts culture.

To see pictures of The Schermerhorn click here.

Visit our Actors Fund Arts Center online.

Who Is Eligible?

Eligibility for The Schermerhorn is based on federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Guidelines. Applicant's gross income from all sources (employment, benefits, asset interest) cannot exceed $36,300 and not be less than $21,770. Monthly rents start at $635.

Other Amenities
All residents will have access to on-site social services, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of regular programs. Such programs may include workshops on preventative health care and financial management / career development, support groups for chemical dependency, and art therapy classes, amongst many others. Social gatherings, holiday celebrations, and other special events will also take place throughout the year.

How Can I Apply?

The Schermerhorn is currently accepting applications for residency.  Please click here to download an application.

For questions please contact Common Ground Community - Intake Department at 800.324.7055

We Provide Housing in Compliance with Federal Fair Housing Laws