Fania Gresham House

In the early ’80s, West Side Seniors for Action advocated for WSFSSH’s project in a vacant building on 105th Street. Led by Fania Gersham, the group secured HUD funding and Section 8 housing subsidy for the 28-apartment complex. Fania, a lifelong activist, played a pivotal role in securing Social Security for older adults in 1935. Her legacy lives on in the Fania Gersham Apartments, which opened in her honor on August 16, 1988, providing affordable housing for seniors and physically disabled individuals with low incomes.

Building Overview


140 W 105th Street, New York, NY 10025

Date Opened

August 16, 1988

Number of Units

28 independent apartments for elderly and/or physically handicapped person with very low incomes


Rosenblum-Harb Architects

General Contractor

Sparrow Construction 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