The Renovation Project

Addressing a growing need for building-wide repairs and major capital improvements, the Board of Directors of the Associated Blind Housing Development Fund (Associated Blind HDFC) Corporation is planning a major renovation to the individual residences and common areas of Selis Manor, located at 135 West 23rd Street in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.

Built with funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the 14-story Selis Manor opened in 1980 as housing for two hundred visually impaired and physically disabled tenants, their families and service dogs. In addition to the residences, which were designed with special features to address the tenants’ special needs, the building also contains amenities available to all residents, including an auditorium, bowling alley, roof garden, fitness room, library, snack bar and a radio station.

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