Glass Factory SRO


139 Avenue D
New York, NY 10009

Phone: 646-602-0715
Fax: 646-602-1844


The Glass Factory is a 45 -unit single room occupancy (SRO) supportive housing residence for low – income individuals living with HIV/AIDS. This building is a Section 8 and residents are required to pay approximately 30% of their monthly income in rent.

A completely renovated former factory, the building is designed in the mission style. Residents enter through a beautifully landscaped slate terrace into a warm, natural wood – paneled, mission style lobby. Each studio apartment is also in the mission style, with a bed, table and chairs, a lamp, and chest of drawers. Each apartment has a full kitchen (including dining area), a fully equipped handicap accessible bathroom, and a walk – in closet.

Services available to residents include: social work/case management, medication monitoring, referrals to medical facilities, counseling, support groups, sex education, HIV/AIDS education, substance abuse groups, psychiatric management, money management, and recreational activities. An optional dinner in the dining room is available daily, prepared by students of BRC’s Kitchen Assistant Training Program.


The following criteria will qualify a person for placement:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A client of HRA’s Division of AIDS Services and Income Support (DASIS)
  • Referred by the DASIS Housing Unit
  • Need for supportive housing services
  • Willingness and ability to pay 30% of income or benefits for rent, and eligible for/or in receipt of Section 8.
  • Tenants must be capable of living independently

Note: Clients on public assistance (PA) will have their rent fully paid through Income Support until they are in receipt of SSI/SSD or other type of income. During that time, there is no request for fees covering the period that they were not in receipt of income.


  • Birth certificate
  • Immigration declaration
  • Social Security card
  • BRC Glass Factory application
  • DASIS housing application
  • Physical examination (including PPD test)
  • M11Q form.


The Glass Factory is funded by the New York City Human Resources Administration’s Division of AIDS Services and Income Support (DASIS). Funding for construction was provided by the National Equity Fund, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

Critical additional support is provided by the foundations, corporations and individuals that contribute to BRC. For a full list of these supporters, please click the Support BRC button below.


The Glass Factory
 is located at 139 Avenue D, between 9th and 10th Streets, in Manhattan.
456LNR, to 14th Street – Union Square, M14 – D Eastbound to Avenue D and 10th Street.


Carline Theodore, MA, EdM, Program Director