The Westbourne

The Westbourne marked a pivotal moment in NYC housing as it was the first privately owned SRO for non-profit. With support from HPD and NEF, the building underwent extensive renovations to provide permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness. Today, it houses 128 tenants in single-room suites with shared amenities.

Building Overview


930 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10025

Date Opened

March 28, 1987

Number of Units

128 SRO (single room occupancy) units for persons with very low incomes, persons with experience of homelessness, and preexisting tenants


Siris/Coombs Architects

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