Housing is a critical concern for many in the performing arts and entertainment industry. The Actors Fund works in many ways to help our constituents find and secure housing.
Since 1902, The Actors Fund provided retirement housing for members of the entertainment community. Today, The Fund provides assisted living and skilled nursing care at The Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood New Jersey.
The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence (formerly The Aurora), an affordable, supportive housing residence on 57th Street in Manhattan, provides housing to low income professionals, seniors and persons with AIDS.
In West Hollywood, The Actors Fund provides affordable housing to industry members with HIV/AIDS at the Palm View Residence .
In 2009, with Common Ground Community, The Fund opened The Schermerhorn in downtown Brooklyn. The Schermerhorn provides housing low income professionals in entertainment and the community as well as formerly homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS or mental health needs.
The Housing Resource Center provides information on finding affordable housing, roommate and home sharing, tenants’ rights, housing court and purchasing your first home. The Housing Resource Center also sponsors the where industry members can post housing availabilities and search for places to live.
Through The Actors Fund social services program, emergency financial assistance is available for rental assistance and eviction prevention. To determine eligibility, contact the intake social worker in the Entertainment Assistance Program.
Click here for our interactive Bulletin Board where you can post available housing opportunities or search for them if you need to find a place to live.
We are proud to present The Actors Fund Podcast Series, offering valuable information based on workshops The Fund offers in our New York and Los Angeles offices. Stay tuned for more to come in the series!