Single Room Occupancy

The expression "single room occupancy" or more commonly "SRO", refers to a residential building that provides a small (on average 140 square feet) private room for one individual. Each room is usually furnished with a bed, chair, dresser and a closet. Common or shared spaces are bathrooms, living rooms, kitchens, laundry facilities, and meeting rooms.


In each of its SRO's CCHO provides case management services, a site manager, a food program serving 3 meals a day 7 days a week, maintenance services, and 24/7 staffing. CCHO employs a tenant empowerment model whereby our tenants become staff working in various capacities in the buildings.

Waldorf Residence
bullet   The Waldorf Residence was rehabilitated and opened as a 46 unit SRO in 1994. Since that time over 400 people have made the Waldorf their home, some for a short-time while they get re-established and others for many years.

The Waldorf residence is a Section 8 mod rehab building in addition to being a Low Income Housing Tax Credit project. Applicants must therefore be low income, the tenants come from emergency shelters or precarious housing situations.
St. Peter's Residence
bullet   St. Peter's Residence in Troy is located in what was formerly the elementary school "St. Peter's". Housing 35 individuals tenants rooms still have blackboards and two current tenants attended St. Peter's as pupils.

Many wonder about the Latin words over the entrance to St. Peter's Residence: “Spes Messis” – it is a shortened form of the Latin saying Spes Messis in Semine, which translates to:

“The hope of the harvest is in the sowing of the seed”

DePaul Residence
bullet   The 50 unit DePaul Residence is a project based Section 8 building and is also a Low Income Housing Tax Credit building.

Formerly the old DMV building for Albany it was rehabbed in the 1990's when the second floor was added and the first floor was reconfigured to create larger rooms and common areas.


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Waldorf Building, Front view
Waldorf Dining Room
Waldorf Lounge

St. Peter's Entrance
St Peter's
St. Peter's Dining Room, view1
St. Peter's Dining Room, view2
St. Peter's Kitchen

DePaul Residence
DePaul Dining Room


38 beds 174 Units 23 Low-Income Units

For Women:
Mercy House- 19 beds
Manager of Emergency Services: Amy Lacey
31 Walter St., Albany
Ph: (518) 434-3531
Fax: (518)426-1276

For Men:
St. Charles Lwanga Center - 19 beds
Manager of Emergency Services: Amy Lacey
115 Grand St., Albany
Ph: (518) 465-4973
Fax: (518)449-3348

Read more about our shelters

DePaul Residence
- 50 units
Site Manager: Shyron Sanford
504 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205
Ph: (518) 482-3248
Fax: (518) 482-0826

St Peter's Residence & Annex
- 51 units
Site Manager: Michael Finocchi
2335 Fifth Ave
Troy, NY 12345
Ph: (518) 273-3291
Fax: (518) 273-3169

Waldorf Residence
46 units
Site Manager: Don Arnold
29 Maiden Lane
Albany, NY 12207
Ph: (518) 465-2612
Fax: (518) 465-2614

27 units
Housing Program Manager: JoAnne Bragonier
52 Maple Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Ph: (607) 436-9250
Fax: (607) 432-7329

Read more about the SROs

(518) 459-0183

Lexington Avenue,
9 apartments
from 1-4 bedrooms in size.

Third Avenue
8 apartments from 1-3 bedrooms in size

Clinton Avenue
2 apartments both 2 bedrooms in size

Broad Street
2 apartments - 1 studio and one 2 bedroom

N. Allen Street
2 Apartments - both 3 bedrooms in size

Read more about the family apartments

Deborah Damm O'Brien, Executive Director
Thomas Coates, Director of Operations


41 North Main Avenue
Albany, New York 12203
. p. 518.459.0183
. f. 518.459.0202
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