96 affordable apartments available for seniors in the South Bronx

March 30, 2021

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A lottery opened this week for nearly 100 affordable units set aside for seniors at a newly constructed building in the South Bronx. Located at 1080 Washington Avenue in Morrisania, the development features a 5,400-square-foot community facility space, on-site social services, fitness center, laundry, and a sunroom with plantings. Applicants must have at least one household member who is 62 years of age or older, qualify for Section 8 benefits, and earn $51,200 or less, annually. Eligible New Yorkers will pay 30 percent of their income for the studio and one-bedroom apartments.

Developed by Bronx Pro with designs from Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, the building rises 12 stories and contains 154 units. About 30 percent of the apartments are designated for formerly incarcerated seniors experiencing homelessness. The housing project replaced the United Methodist City Society’s Trinity Church and an attached Sunday School building.

Fortune Society will oversee and run social services at a facility in the building.  In addition to a community room and gym, a setback sixth floor provides a green roof terrace for all residents.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until May 25, 2021. 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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