Low-income housing for seniors (55+) eligible for Medicaid

The Gardens at St. Anthony is a newly renovated building with modern, accessible apartments in Syracuse, NY, available to low-income seniors (age 55+) eligible for Medicaid who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and meet specific qualifications.

The Gardens at St. Anthony is a beautifully restored and updated low-income senior-living residence on the Southside of Syracuse.

There are 27 one-bedroom units available through Nascentia Health to individuals or couples who meet certain eligibility requirements and work with social services providers.

Location: 411 W Colvin St., Syracuse, NY 13205 [Map]

Qualifications for Tenants

  • Eligible for Medicaid
  • 55 years or older
  • Currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Must require assistance with at least one of the following items:
    • Bathing and showering—ability to bathe self and maintain dental, hair, and nail hygiene
    • Continence—lacking complete control of bowels and bladder
    • Dressing—ability to select appropriate clothes and outerwear, and to dress self independently
    • Mobility—being able to walk or transfer from one place to another, specifically in and out of a bed or chair
    • Feeding (excluding meal preparation) —the ability to get food from plate to mouth, and to chew and swallow
    • Toileting—ability to get on and off the toilet and clean self without assistance
    • Managing medications and taking medicines as directed
    • Cleaning and housekeeping, including maintenance and other home care chore
    • Doing laundry
    • Managing money
    • Preparing meals
    • Shopping for groceries and other necessities
    • Transportation, including changing residences and moving
    • Using communication devices, including a telephone or computer


Rent contribution is based on financial review of income


  • Fully accessible one-bedroom units with full kitchen, living room, bedroom, and full bathroom
  • Units from 583 to 840 square feet
  • Common laundry facilities
  • Central A/C, heat, and all utilities included
  • Community spaces
  • Off-street parking
  • Secure building
  • On-site management
  • 24/7 emergency maintenance
  • Non-smoking
  • On-site gym

Download The Gardens at St. Anthony flyer (pdf)

Complete the Application for Admission