94 affordable units up for grabs in the South Bronx, from $748/month

October 25, 2019

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Ninety-four newly constructed units are up for grabs at 985 Bruckner Boulevard in Woodstock, the Bronx. Non-profit Community Access worked with Think! Architecture and Design on the project, which spans across ten floors and 170,000 square feet and includes 215 residential units and a 70,300 square foot community facility. Qualifying applicants earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for units that range from $748/month studios to $1,148/month two-bedrooms.

The development includes bike storage, a laundry room, fitness center, dining room, mail center, and children’s recreation area. The building is organized around several communal spaces on the first, second, fourth, sixth, eighth, ninth, and tenth floors.

The 121 units that are not part of the housing lottery have been set aside for low-income individuals or families with special needs, including formerly homeless or disabled households. The project has been under construction since January 2018 and is nearly complete.

The closest transit option is the Hunts Point Avenue 6 station, about one block away. There’s also the 2 and 5 train station at Intervale Avenue, about eight blocks away. A ten-minute walk will bring you to nearby Bill Rainey Park, which features three baseball fields.

Applicants who live in New York City will receive a general preference for apartments. A percentage of units is being set aside for applicants with disabilities (mobility, 5%; vision/hearing 2%). Residents of Bronx Community Board 2 will receive a preference for 50 percent of units; municipal employees will receive preference for five percent of units.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until December 31, 2019. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). 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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  1. S

    looking for nice place to live have a bless day thank you