The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence | Entertainment Community Fund

The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence

The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence provides supportive housing to low-income groups including seniors, people in the performing arts and entertainment industry and people living with HIV/AIDS.

The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence, which opened in 1996 at 475 West 57th Street in New York City, is a 30-story, high-rise condominium that was converted into 178 shared residential units of supportive housing.

The Friedman Residence offers:

  • Rooftop garden
  • Community room
  • 24-hour security
  • Parquet floors and spacious closets
  • Large windows
  • Washer/dryer and dishwasher in each apartment
  • Individual room heating and air conditioning units
  • Marble bathrooms
  • Ceramic kitchen tile and white Eurostyle cabinets

Apartments at The Friedman Residence are comprised of two- and three-bedroom shared suites and one four-bedroom shared suite. In shared suites, each tenant has their own rent-stabilized lease, individual bedroom, and shares a living room and kitchen with one or two people. Some apartments have a shared bathroom, others have private baths. In addition to shared-units, there are 27 one-bedroom units. One-bedroom vacancies are prioritized for people with significant medical conditions.

We provide on-site social services and programming for residents, including:

  • Information and referral to community resources
  • Entitlement program advocacy
  • Coordination of home care and medical services
  • Outreach
  • Health education
  • Community events
  • Wellness activities

Our social services staff serving our residents includes social workers and an activities coordinator.    

Medical services are available to residents through The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts in Times Square. In addition, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York provides on-site evaluations to determine the individual medical needs of residents and arranges for services and treatments.

Please register or log in to our Entertainment Community Fund Portal to access our workshops, programs and services. Our portal is designed to cater to your individual needs and interests, offering access to a wide range of resources and support—all with the guidance and understanding of what it takes to build a life and career in the arts.

Am I eligible?

Eligibility for the building is based on federal guidelines for Low Income Housing Tax Credits. To be eligible, your income may not exceed 60% of the Area Median Income. To be eligible for a shared suite, an applicant’s income from all sources must be between $28,500 and $56,040. To be eligible for a 1-bedroom, an applicant’s household income must be between $30,000 and $64,080. One-bedroom units are prioritized for people with significant medical conditions.

Learn More and Apply

If you would like to receive an application by mail, please call The Friedman Residence at 212.246.2424 ext. 4 (leave a clear and slow message with your name, phone number and mailing address).

Click here for more information about The Friedman Residence Reasonable Accommodation Policy.

Get in touch:

Anna De La Rosa, Director of Housing Services

Intake Department/Breaking Ground Management
475 West 57th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10019

The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence is currently accepting applications.

The Friedman Residence maintains a firm commitment to equal opportunity for all applicants. The Friedman does not discriminate based on race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, HIV status or disability.