Frequently Asked Questions
Project FIND works exclusively with older adults; so, unfortunately we cannot provide you with direct service. You can get information about public housing from the New York City Housing Authority and information about supportive housing programs from the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development.
For Hamilton House and Hargrave House, the minimum age requirement is 62 years, and as of 2022, the income eligibility range for a single person is $46,701 to $74,720 and is $53,400 to $85,440 for a two person household. At the Woodstock Hotel, the minimum age requirement is 55 years of age and earn less than 80 % of the Area Median Income which as of 2022, must not exceed $74,800. For full details on the three residences and how to apply, please visit the Housing section (link to Housing).
You may download an application form for the building to which you wish to apply in the Housing Application section of this website or you may mail a request for an application to the main office, including a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Complete instructions are available here: How to Apply.
As you can well imagine, the number of seniors seeking housing will always outstrip our ability to provide it at any moment in time. However, we do maintain waiting lists, and once an application has been completed, we are able to provide the applicant with an estimated waiting time until an apartment becomes available. For your reference, the following are approximate waiting times for each of our residences.
Our waitlist is currently closed due to HPD request, and we are contacting people who applied in September 2019.
As of February 2023, we are processing applicants from 2022. The estimated wait time for a studio/one bedroom unit is between two to four years.
The Woodstock Hotel
There is no waiting list. Applications for the Woodstock are reviewed as they are received and as vacant community units become available.
No. Project FIND’s four older adult centers are open to all adults age 60 or older. You do NOT have to be a resident in one of our housing facilities to join an older adult center. You don’t even have to live in the immediate neighborhood. Project FIND’s older adult centers have members who live all over New York City.
Membership in our four senior centers is FREE. All you have to do is come into any center and sign up.
Project FIND suggests that seniors make a voluntary contribution of a minimum of $1.25 for breakfast and $1.75 for lunch. But, no older adult is turned away for lack of ability or desire to make this contribution.
There are no fees for our classes, only suggested contributions of $1. No one is turned away if they are unable to or choose not to give.
Hamilton Older Adult Center & Hamilton Annex Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, 9:00am - S:00pm
Coffeehouse Older Adult Center Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Clinton Older Adult Center Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Woodstock Older Adult Center Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Participation in our classes and other activities is entirely voluntary. You are welcome to come in to sit, talk with friends, read a newspaper or book, or join in the classes.
Project FIND welcomes volunteers of all ages. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, contact Kathleen Fitzgibbons (email) at 212-874-0300. ext.210.
You must register at each center where you participate. You may join one center or all four. All registrations are free.
Project FIND’s Homeless In-Reach program works with homeless men and women age 60 and over. Come to the Woodstock or Coffeehouse Older Adult Center and sign up as a member. At the Woodstock you can take a shower, get some clean clothes. At either location you can get a free meal. We can help you obtain benefits to which you are entitled, replace lost or stolen identification, get shelter or transitional housing, and begin the process of obtaining a new permanent home.
To lessen food preparation burdens on you, several sites are open on the weekends and also serve breakfast in addition to hot, nutritious lunches. You may also contact any of our older adult centers to be connected with a Community Social Worker who can assist you in organizing home delivery of meals if you are unable to leave your home. Please click here to access information on contacting one or more of our older adult centers
Project FIND center members have remarked time and again how much they feel at home at the centers and how they have made friends who feel like second family. We welcome all older adults. Please stop by soon.