L.B.S.H. Housing Corporation Welcomes You
L.B.S.H. is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1976 and is comprised of sixty apartments all on one beautiful site, tucked away amongst the trees just off of Main Street Brasher.
We here at L.B.S.H. value our history and have attempted to remain true to the vision of the founders to provide quality, subsidized housing. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all our pursuits.
L.B.S.H. Housing Corporation Board Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 5PM in the Dining Hall of the facility.
L.B.S.H. Housing at a Glance
L.B.S.H. Housing offers low-income, subsidized housing to seniors 62 years of age or older and persons with disabilities regardless of age.
It is the goal of L.B.S.H. Housing to provide local housing options to the elderly and disabled with compassion, caring, and comforting service. Individuals can maintain a private apartment but also conveniently participate in community living, without the stress and burden of home ownership and maintenance.
What We Do
L.B.S.H. Housing Corporation is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
The following is a sampling of on-site services available at L.B.S.H.: twice weekly NYSARC bus trips; Community Room with television and kitchenette; closed captioned reader for the visually impaired; Beaty Salon, Dining Facility, Tenant Library; affordable, nutritious hot lunches prepared by the St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging Food and Friendship Site; Management and Maintenance Staff on site.
Subsidized Housing for those 62 years of age and older and Disabled at Any Age
Subsidized by HUD and NYSHTFC
Over 40 Years of Quality Living
L.B.S.H. Housing offers one-bedroom apartments, with similar apartment layouts in each building. Building One (forty apartments) and Building Two (twenty apartments) are interconnected with a large Dining Hall and Kitchen Facility. Click on the link below to view an Apartment in Building One and an Apartment in Building Two.
“Age is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength”
News & Events, Announcements
NYSHCR Notice of Rights to Request Reasonable Accomodations
14 June 2022
Pursuant to N.Y. Executive Law Section 170-d, written notice must now be made to all tenants and prospective tenants of their right to request reasonable modifications and accomodations for persons with disabilities.
Enriched Housing Closes
14 January 2022
The LBSH Housing Corporation Board of Directors and Administration have made the difficult decision to close the Enriched Housing Program which operates within the LBSH facility at its Brasher Falls location. A closure plan has been approved by the NYS Department of Health, which includes provision for the safe transfer of all enriched housing residents into other appropriate care programs or other housing of their choosing. Tentative closure date is 30 November 2021.
Claddagh Care Enriched Housing Program operates within LBSH, providing care and assistance to those residents who require extra assistance to remain in their own independent apartment. Claddagh Care has provided this care for 35 years since being approved in November of 1986. The Enriched Housing Program at LBSH was unique, having been a pilot program for New York State. LBSH Enriched Housing represented the first time that NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal, the NYS Department of Social Services, and the Farmers Home Administration (now USDA Rural Development) had combined to construct an Enriched Housing from the ground up. This pilot program led to the construction of the LBSH Dining Facility and 20 new, single bedroom apartments adding to the existing 40 apartments constructed in 1979.
This decision has been made after very careful deliberation and several years of dedicated focus on providing appropriate, safe, and sanitary care under the enriched housing license with dwindling resources. The placement of enriched housing within a subsidized apartment program does not allow for the opportunity to charge a service fee appropriate to cover the ever-increasing costs of providing quality care under NYSDOH regulations. Additionally, the federal government has been introducing many options for in-home care which led to a decrease in demand for enriched housing type services.
Click on the link above to see a detailed description of policies addressing NYSDOH restrictions on visitation to our Adult Care Facility.
All Resident Apartments Converted to Natural Gas Heat
Thanks in large part to a generous NYSERDA grant of $240,000 LBSH Housing was able to convert all electric heat throughout the facility to natural gas. This change has saved the corporation and its residents tens of thousands of dollars in heating costs. Thank you to Jeff and Cathy Loomis of Energy Answers (Waddington, NY) for making the grant and the conversion possible!
LBSH is an Equal Opportunity Housing Facility
50th Anniversary of the
Fair Housing Act 1968 - 2018
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
This institution does not discriminate against any individual who does not speak English as a primary language and who has a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English.Language services such as translation and/or interpretation are available upon request.
LBSH Housing Corporation is committed to providing equitable access to housing for all individuals.LBSH welcomes all qualified individuals with disabilities, with or without reasonable accommodations.If you are an applicant with a disability who needs accommodations to complete the application or has questions regarding reasonable accommodations, please contact the LSBH Office at Phone: 315.389.4689 or TTY: 1-800-662-1220.
LBSH Housing Corporation is an equal opportunity institution.Federal law prohibits the Landlord from discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender and/or sex, disability, national origin, political or other affiliation, citizenship status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran's status, source of income, or genetic information.