By the River, located on Florida's Treasure Coast, is an affordable living community designed to serve the needs of seniors who live independently, yet require some assistance with activities of daily living. Offering unique life enhancing programs and assistance with finding in-home health service providers, By the River also operates in an eco-friendly, low-impact approach.

By the River Changes Ownership
But Mission to Take Care of Seniors Remains the Same

ROSELAND, FL, APRIL 29, 2013 – By the River (BTR), the Treasure Coast's non-profit, independent living community for low-income seniors, has been lauded for its successful mission in taking care of the frail elderly. However, its funding model was not financially sustainable. By the River has found a solution with the State to turn the keys over to its original major funder, Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). BTR is working together with Florida Housing on a simplified foreclosure proceeding. FHFC will then assume financial ownership, management and responsibilities. They have made a l2-year commitment that BTR will operate as a low-income housing community for seniors. For the foreseeable future, all programs, services, and the Congregate Meal Plan provided by the Senior Resource Association will continue and the quality of residents' lives will not be affected in any way. Additionally, FHFC has hired a management company whose intention is to keep all current staff in place to run day-to-day operations. Read More.

Quick Facts:

  • Open to all seniors ages 62 years and older nationwide
  • Couples welcome
  • Frail elderly means lacking in two (2) activities of daily living
Financial Requirement:
  • Rent: a sliding scale based on yearly income
  • 11 units available to very low income: 30% of the median income for Indian River County
  • 30 units available to low income: 50% of the median income for Indian River County
  • ** subject to change annually
  • Four 10-unit buildings each with shared dining and community rooms


Click here to download a copy of the By the River brochure.

By the River, Inc.

11065 Ganga Way #311 Sebastian, Florida 32958

Tel: (772) 388-5858 |