Housing lottery applications are open for 22 rent-stabilized apartments at a new development at 2279 Barker Ave. in the Bronx. New Yorkers who earn $99,086 to $198,250 are eligible to apply, depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $2,890 for a studio.
This lottery presents an opportunity for middle-income earners to get a rent-stabilized apartment in an area between Boston Rd. and Bronx River Parkway. Apartments are equipped with high-end countertops and energy-efficient appliances. The building has bike storage lockers, a recreation room, and shared laundry facilities. Tenants are responsible for electricity, which includes hot water, heat, and the electric stove.
The nearest subway is Pelham Parkway for the 2 and 5 trains and both the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo are nearby.
The apartments are set aside for New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the AMI—a metric that depends on how many people you live with. Currently the AMI for New York City is $106,800 for a two-person household. The apartments available include studios as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments.
There are 13 one-bedroom apartments available for households who earn $104,880 to $165,230. The rent for these apartments is $3,059.
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than August 9th.
If you’re interested and think you might qualify for one of these apartments, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect. For details on this particular lottery, click here. Don’t apply more than once, or you could be disqualified.
Winning a rent-stabilized apartment can be life changing: Rent increases are capped and lease renewals are automatic, providing long-term stability for NYC renters. Need more information on how the housing lottery works? Check out “6 steps for applying to NYC’s affordable housing lottery.”
For some advice from successful applicants read “How to land a rental apartment through NYC’s affordable housing lottery.” And if you or someone you know is having trouble with the application process, consider reaching out to a housing ambassador in the community.
Note: Brick Underground is in no way affiliated with New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development or the Housing Development Corporation. If you are interested in applying to these or other affordable housing developments, please go to NYC Housing Connect for information and instructions.
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