Lantern Community Services works closely with its sister organization, Lantern Organization, which was also established as a nonprofit in 1996 and developed many of the buildings our residents live in. Lantern Organization is focused on strengthening New York communities by increasing the supply of affordable housing combined with on-site opportunities for personal enrichment and growth.

Lantern Organization housing initiatives are a model for innovative development of permanent and affordable supportive housing. As a leader in the field, Lantern Organization is often among the first to identify solutions for creating permanent housing options for special needs and low income populations, including:

  • Families headed by an adult living with HIV, mental illness, or other special needs
  • Single adults living with HIV, mental illness, or other special needs
  • Young adults who are working and/or in school whose primary need is affordable housing
  • Young adults who are recently aged out of foster care who need housing and continuing support
  • Affordable housing for low income families and single adults, generally

To date, Lantern Organization has developed 15 buildings, totaling 1,400 units in operation, and 3 buildings, totaling an additional 225 units are in predevelopment or construction phases.

Lantern Organization regularly partners with government, private banks and syndicators, national housing intermediaries, and local community service organizations who also share our view that access to adequate housing is integral to financial, economic, and social stability.  Notable partners include: New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Bank of America, The Richman Group Affordable Housing Corporation, and H. van Ameringen Foundation.

Lantern Organization
42 West 39th Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY  10018