Helping Recovery Become Reality


Pencer House is a permanent supportive housing facility for limited income and formerly homeless New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Pencer House is located in New York City and provides 40 attractive and charming studio apartments in a compassionate and sensitive setting free of stigma and discrimination.

Each efficiency apartment in this beautifully renovated prospective landmark building has a kitchenette, bathroom and is furnished with tasteful and appealing furniture. Dinner and a light brunch are served in our dining area seven days a week. All of our residents are referred to us by New York City’s HRA/HASA.


Each day when residents walk through the front door at Pencer House a staff member positioned at the entrance on a round-the-clock basis warmly greets them. Our on-site case management team inspires and coordinates treatment plans for each tenant they work with to assist them with physical, emotional and psychological well-being.

Each tenant at Pencer House has the opportunity to benefit from the numerous supportive services we offer. Since our residents have special needs, we provide, but do not require, access to our vast network of LESC behavioral health and social services, including: case management, vocational counseling, nutritional services and primary healthcare. Our case management team also refers tenants to additional services across the city, always striving to provide the treatment necessary to enable them to live healthy and productive lives.


Our tenants regularly have leisure and entertainment opportunities at Pencer House. They go to the movies, ballgames, amusement parks, theater, retreats, and various other recreational activities. They have holiday parties, barbeques, and monthly tenant meetings, as well as an arts and crafts group that meets several times each month. Our focus is to coach and support residents so they can socialize, connect and have good times together. Our goal at Pencer House is to offer New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS the opportunity to live independent, comfortable and fulfilling lives.


For admissions, call:


or email us at SBernstein@lesc.org

For admissions criteria,

click here.

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