The nation's largest LGBTQ-friendly senior housing complex opened in December on publicly owned land in Brooklyn. Developers of the apartment tower, dubbed Stonewall House in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall demonstrations, celebrated its opening on St. Edwards Street, managed by the NY City Housing Authority, bringing long-awaited housing to queer seniors. It is well known that older LGBT people are less likely to have family to rely on as they age or become infirm.
The 17-story building contains 145 units, all priced below market rates, targeting residents with income of no more than 50 percent of the area's median income, which is $96,100 for a family of three. Applications must include at least one resident aged 62 or older. One quarter of the units are earmarked for formerly homeless households.