Located in the Mount Eden neighborhood of the South Bronx, this affordable housing building at 1561 Walton Avenue sits just off the Grand Concourse and a block south of the Cross-Bronx Expressway. The 11-story residence contains 60 units total and includes an on-site manager, rear patio, laundry, and storage space for bikes, as well as on-site college application assistance and work-readiness training. Applications are currently being accepted for 50 of the units, ranging from $558/month one-bedrooms to $1,740/month three-bedrooms for those earning 40, 50, 60, or 80 percent of the area median income.
The building is part of the New Settlement Apartment complex, which provides a neighborhood-based approach to housing while including many community programs and services. As part of New Settlement, residents at 1561 Walton have access to on-site college application assistance and work-readiness training. They also have access to the New Settlement Community Campus, which consists of two new public schools, an amphitheater, outdoor space, library, gym, cafeteria, and health clinic. Attached to the school, a community center features a swimming pool, dance studios, cooking classroom, green roof learning terrace, and an atrium with an art gallery. Programs offered at the center include swimming lessons, yoga classes, cooking and nutrition instruction and dance classes.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at 1561 Walton Avenue until July 3, 2017. Residents of Bronx Community Board 4 will be given preference for 50 percent of the units. 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.
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