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For nearly 40 years, B'nai B'rith International (BBI) has led in providing housing for low-income older adults. BBI is the largest Jewish sponsor of subsidized housing for the elderly, and continues to look for new ways to build new housing and preserve existing units. Of the challenges posed by an aging population – and the eventual retirement of the baby boomers – housing might be the most overlooked. With fewer dollars available from the federal Section 202 program, BBI also finds existing housing in need of repair and modernization. That places a squeeze on the number of units available for low-income elders at a time when our country is getting grayer. BBI continues to support funding for the Section 202 program while also developing new models for building and preserving appropriate housing for older adults. The B'nai B'rith Senior Housing Network in the United States consists of 38 apartment buildings in 25 communities, encompassing more than 4,000 apartment units and serving more than 7,500 people.  BBI is the largest Jewish sponsor of subsidized housing in the United States.  Having a safe, accessible home in which to "Age in Place" should not be a luxury out of reach for millions of Americans.


In a cooperative partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, B'nai B'rith has made rental apartments available for senior citizens with limited incomes. B'nai B'rith senior housing is open to all qualified individuals as defined by HUD, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin.


B'nai B'rith has also developed a variety of housing alternatives around the globe. The organization sponsors "parents' homes" in Australia, New Zealand, and Israel; senior citizens "flatlets" in England; an apartment building and a medical residence in Vancouver, British Columbia; and apartment buildings in Toronto. Although funded through their own national programs and tailored to meet the particular needs of the host country, these programs remain a vital component of the international B'nai B'rith Senior Housing Network.


Local B'nai B'rith volunteers and the senior service staff in the national office plan and complete all B'nai B'rith senior housing projects.



For more information on the individual American buildings and for application procedures, please click here.

For more information on the subsidized senior housing program, please email the national office at


BBI brings programs and services to seniors and gives them the opportunity to take control of their own futures. Through a steady flow of information on topics as far-ranging as Medicare Part D and Aging in Place to national and international advocacy on vital issues, such as income protection and stem cell research, BBI presents a concerned voice for all seniors.


The B'nai B'rith International (BBI) Center for Senior Services (CSS) provides the tangible — housing and practical information on aging — and the intangible — advocacy and national leadership—on issues affecting Jewish seniors. 


For more detailed information about the work of the BBI Center for Senior Services, see:


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For more information, call 202-857-2785 or email seniors@bnaibrith.org.