Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
A new rental building in the South Bronx is now accepting applications for 41 affordable studio apartments. The 12-story project at 972 Washington Avenue is located in the Morrisania neighborhood, about a mile east of Yankee Stadium. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income, between $31,406 and $50,160 annually for a one-person household and between $31,406 and $57,300 annually for a two-person household, can apply for the $843/month apartments.
Developed by the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, 972 Washington Avenue is a supportive housing project with apartments set aside for adults and families with a history of mental illness and formerly homeless and disabled New Yorkers. The units available through the lottery are available to the general public.
In total, the building contains 107 units, of which 82 are studios and 24 are two-bedroom apartments. Amenities include on-site social services, a community room, laundry room, a children’s play area, and a landscaped rear yard with playspace.
Nearest transit options include the Harlem line of Metro-North at the Melrose station and the 2 and 5 subway trains at Intervale Avenue. The Bx6, Bx13, and Bx21 buses are also located nearby.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until June 25, 2021. Preference for 50 percent of the units will be given to residents of Bronx Community Board 3. Complete details on how to apply are available here. Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.
If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit CityRealty.com’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.
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