138-52 Elder Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355
Helen Rose Scheuer was a philanthropist who gave generously to Selfhelp and enabled us to build the Helen R. Scheuer House, Scheuer House of Bayside, and Scheuer House of Flushing. In 1964, the Helen R. Scheuer House opened its doors to 200 Holocaust survivors in Queens. It was Selfhelp’s first development, and the first rental New York State Mitchell-Lama residence to be built by a not-for-profit organization. As referenced above, Mrs. Scheuer’s generosity also resulted in two additional Scheuer Houses, one in Bayside built in 1981, and the other in Flushing built in 1989. Together, the three buildings house over 500 low- and moderate-income seniors.