The Schermerhorn | Actors Fund

The Schermerhorn

The Actors Fund and Breaking Ground Community joined forces to develop this unique, 217-unit residence for single adults in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn.

At 160 Schermerhorn Street, we provide 100 studio apartments for 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).

The Schermerhorn offers:

  • A private bath and full kitchen in each apartment
  • 24/7 security staff
  • Coin-operated laundry facility
  • Fitness room
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor terrace with green space
  • Rehearsal space

All residents will have access to on-site social services, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of regular programs, such as:

  • Social gatherings, holiday celebrations, and other special events
  • Holistic wellness programs including yoga and massage
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Career development and financial management
  • Support groups for chemical dependency


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.

We provide housing in compliance with federal fair housing laws.


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 $44,820 and not be less than $21,770. Monthly rents start at $635.

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