Starting today, you can apply for 47 brand-new affordable apartments in prime Central Harlem, according to the NYC HPD. Located at 2139 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, at the corner of 127th Street, the building will offer 12 $847/month one-bedroom units for households earning between $30,412 and $41,460 annually, as well as 35 $1,025/month two-bedrooms for those earning between $36,549 and $51,780.
Designed by architects Urban Quotient, the building known as Harlem Dowling will also house community facility spaces for the Harlem Dowling West Side Center for Children and Services and Childrens’ Village, both foster care organizations. Harlem Dowling was founded in 1836 as the Colored Orphans Asylum, the first such institution devoted to children of color. In 1863, its building was burned down during the Draft Riots, and this new location will be the first time since that they’ve had their own home. Though the current housing lottery announcement doesn’t specify this, a 2014 press release for the project noted that preference would be given to youth aging out of foster care.
According to the architects:
The red and pale yellow metal panels on the facade act as a counterpoint to the more traditional brick, providing an outward vibrancy reflecting the program and mission inside. At the ground floor, a double facade is employed, with the first floor elevated and setback from the facade to allow light to the cellar spaces below. These two facades together create a rhythmic syncopation, evocative of Harlem’s rich cultural history.
Amenities include a 24-hour on-site super, residents’ lounge, landscaped terrace, bicycle parking, and for an additional fee, a laundry room and community room.
Those who qualify can apply here.
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Renderings via Urban Quotient; Construction shots via 6sqft
Neighborhoods : Harlem