Dorothy Day Apartments
Dorothy Day Apartments is Broadway Housing Communities’ sixth supportive housing project. Officially opened in February 2003, this ground breaking initiative of permanent supportive housing for children and families in the greatest need provides:
- 70 apartments housing approximately 190 children and family members
- Licensed childcare center for 51 resident and neighborhood children offering a full-day federally funded Head Start Program
- Infant & Toddler Program emphasizing parental participation and literacy
- After School, Technology and Cultural Arts Programs for school-aged resident and community youth, including an academic and community service program for adolescents
- On-site comprehensive employment and social service programs for residents
The total renovation of this glorious turn of the century building with river views was completed at a cost of $17 million with funds from private equity, philanthropic foundations and all levels of government.
The building was acquired by Broadway Housing Communities with a gift from an anonymous benefactor in tribute to the legacy of Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and renowned for her activism in advancing social justice for workers rights, the poor and the homeless.