Borinquen Court

WSFSSH acquired Borinquen Court, a 145-unit HUD-sponsored apartment building in Bronx’s Mott Haven neighborhood, following tenant advocacy amid deteriorating conditions. Recognized by the Tenants’ Association for their dedication, WSFSSH invested in extensive renovations, exceeding HUD standards. Upgrades included new windows, roofs, kitchens, and community spaces, along with improved heating systems and energy efficiency measures. Completed in February 2015, the renovations revitalized the building, ensuring safer, more comfortable living spaces for older residents and those with physical disabilities. Funding from various sources, including the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development and NYSERDA, supported this transformative endeavor.

Building Overview


285 E 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10454

Date Opened

February 28, 2011

Number of Units

145 independent apartments for elderly and/or physically handicapped persons with low incomes


RedTop Architects LLP

General Contractor

Galaxy General Contracting Corp.

Building Services

WSFSSH’s unwavering commitment ensures that crucial support services are available to residents, setting a precedent for compassionate care.

24 Hour Security
On-Site Laundry Services
Active Recreation Program
On-Site Social Work Services