57 affordable units available at new South Bronx rental, from $522/month
Photo courtesy of Comunilife
A housing lottery opened this week for 57 low-income units at a new residential building in the Bronx. Located at 3401 Third Avenue in Morrisania, the 10-story building, known as El Borinquen, is being developed by Comunilife, a non-profit that provides housing and health services to vulnerable residents. New Yorkers earning 40 and 60 percent of the area median income, or between $17,898 for a single person and $72,060 for a household of three, can apply for the apartments, which range from $522/month studios to $1,065 one-bedrooms.
Designed by Alexander Gorlin Architects, the building contains 112 studio units, 35 one-bedroom apartments, and a two-bedroom unit for the super. Amenities include 24-hour security, a laundry room, a community lounge, a computer lounge, bike storage, a landscaped garden courtyard, and on-site social services provided by Comunilife.
The property is located close to the 2 and 5 trains accessible at the Prospect Avenue subway station and the B train at the 167th Street station.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until August 5, 2022. Fifty percent of the units are set aside for residents of Bronx Community District 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.