Like the Hamilton, the Hargrave was an old Manhattan hotel converted into a modern moderate-rent residence for the elderly. In 1975, Hargrave Associates was formed to acquire the Hargrave House Hotel, using financing from the City of New York.
With $6.3 million in acquisition and capital financing from the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the Community Preservation Corporation, Project FIND was able to buy out all eleven limited partners and transfer the Hargrave property to not-for-profit ownership in 2002. Simultaneously, Project FIND embarked on a $3.5 million capital improvement program. This included the expansion of life-safety services, the replacement of passenger elevators, windows, roofing and boilers, as well as the re-pointing of the entire façade. The renovation was completed in 2002.
The residents of Hargrave House have access to social work services, funded by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
The Hamilton Senior Center Annex is located on the ground floor of the building and is accessed through a separate entrance. The Annex space focuses on the health and wellness programs of the Hamilton Senior Center.