Baruch Houses Addition, or Baruch Addition, is an eighteenth building for seniors, built in 1977. Baruch Addition is located on Columbia Street, at the start of Rivington Street, and has 197 units in twenty-three stories.
In 2013, the Baruch Houses were included in Mayor Bloomberg’s 80/20 infill plan that would lease the development's open space to housing developers to create 80% market rate housing and 20% affordable housing. In 2015, under Mayor de Blasio, the plan changed to 50/50 infill. The infill plan is intended to fund the $241.9 million the development needs for repairs. NYCHA tenants and affordable housing advocates oppose the plan.
After Hurricane Sandy, NYCHA received $355 million from the city to repair properties damaged by the storm in 2017. The Baruch Houses improvements include new roofs, flood proofing, installation of full back-up power generators, new heat and hot water service, restoration of the playgrounds. Architects Nelligan White designed elevated central heating plant and outbuildings for backup generation system as part of this plan.
Roberto Napoleon is the Resident Association President for Baruch Houses. Samuel Manguel is the Resident Association President for Baruch Houses Addition.