Apply Now For 63 Affordable Units Next to Woodlawn Cemetery, Starting at $865/Month

June 6, 2016

If the thought of residing next to the interred doesn’t bother you, here’s a chance to live just steps away from one of the city’s most beautiful and historic cemeteries. A housing lottery has opened today for 63 brand-new units at Webster Commons, a large affordable development along Webster Avenue in the Bronx, just next to Woodlawn Cemetery and not far from the New York Botanical Garden and Fordham. The apartments, which are reserved for those earning 60 percent of the AMI, include $865/month studios, $929/month one-bedrooms, and $1,121/month two-bedrooms.

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Via Woodlawn Cemetery

The 2.3-acre Webster Commons site was owned by Woodlawn for more than 100 years, but in 2008 was purchased by an entity known as Webster Commons, LLC, who initiated an upzoning to allow for the construction of a mixed-income housing complex. Under the Low-Income Affordable Marketplace Program (LAMP) of the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), the development started opening up its lotteries in early 2015; the latest is for building E. In total, there are 390 units.

Webster Commons-Building E-housing lottery

The complex was designed by the affordable housing go-to’s at Aufgang Architects and built by Joy Construction. The facade features setbacks and colored bricks to give it depth, as well as various terraces. Amenities for building E will include a 24-hour on-site super, laundry room, community room, and parking, some of which may require additional fees.

Applications will be accepted from June 6 until August 5, 2016. Complete details on how to apply can be found here (pdf). If you have questions about the offer, you must call the Affordable Housing Hotline at 311.


Use 6sqft’s map below to locate even more housing lotteries:

If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned above, visit CityRealty’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.

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