Helping people move off the streets—for good
Our Stephan Russo Residence at 235 West 107th Street is slated to open in late 2024 or early 2025, offering 54 beds for men and women exiting street homelessness. An additional 14 beds will provide affordable housing to low-income tenants, including the handful of people currently living in the building. We’re partnering on this exciting project with Rockabill Development, a leading development partner and consultant to nonprofit owners of affordable, supportive and transitional housing.
The Stephan Russo Residence will be permanent housing, not a shelter. It will provide social services to help formerly unhoused people recover from the trauma of life outdoors, including case managers, social and wellness activities, and harm reduction, as well as access to physical and mental health care.
This former Single Room Occupancy (SRO) building will be renovated to remove shared restrooms and provide an en suite bathroom for each tenant.
The residence is named after former Goddard Riverside Executive Director Stephan Russo, an innovator in the fight against homelessness who helped create the supportive housing model.
Explore the resources below for more information or scroll to the bottom to submit a question or comment.
About the Residence
Stephan Russo Residence FAQ
Questions and answers about the project
Stephan Russo Residence Press Release
The project announcement sent out in late March 2023
We Need More SRO Conversions Like The Royal Park Hotel
Stephan Russo writes in the West Side Spirit about the importance of converting the UWS’s Single Room Occupancy buildings into supportive housing
History of Supportive Housing
This writeup from the Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY) details Goddard Riverside’s pioneering role
Why Supportive Housing
SHNNY explains how supportive housing ends homelessness, raises property values and saves taxpayers money
Media Coverage of our Anti-Homelessness Programs
West Side Rag: Outreach and Supportive Housing
A reporter rides along with our Homeless Outreach specialists and interviews a tenant at our Capitol Hall residence
City Limits: Downtown Outreach
A walk in the Chinatown/Bowery neighborhood with Goddard Outreach, plus a visit to a Safe Haven
CBS NY: Thanksgiving
Whether you’re homeless or hungry or just need a little holiday cheer, you’re welcome at Goddard’s free Thanksgiving meal
New York Times: Capitol Hall
Before the Stephan Russo Residence, there was Capitol Hall. Here’s the story of how Upper West Siders worked with us to save an old hotel to house their homeless neighbors.
This video tells the stories of five participants in our programs, including some who made the journey from homeless to housed
Questions or comments?
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For general questions, fill out the form below or call Trish Anderton, Director of PR, at 212-873-6600 x 1023. We’ll be glad to get back to you.