Through home visits, hotline services, and an expeditious "rolling intake" system, the Society’s Brooklyn Office for the Aging (BOFTA) provides services to vulnerable seniors in areas such as:
Since its inception in 1974, BOFTA has provided services to over 50,100 senior citizens in Brooklyn.
When Mr. C approached BOFTA for help, he was a 66-year-old, mentally-ill but independent man who had moved into his apartment with his parents in 1971. After the death of his parents, his landlord took him to court, claiming that Mr. C had no rights to the apartment. BOFTA staff was able to establish at trial that Mr. C had lived at the premises long enough for the Court to find that his tenancy was subject to Rent Control, thereby preventing his eviction from his home of over 30 years.