Live around the corner from Central Park in a renovated Harlem rental, from $675/month

Posted On Wed, February 7, 2018 By

Posted On Wed, February 7, 2018 By In affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

Photo of Randolph Houses via HPD

Applications are now being accepted for 106 newly constructed, affordable units at Central Harlem’s Randolph Houses. Named in honor of civil rights leader, Phillip Randolph, the houses consist of 36 buildings along West 114th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 50 and 60 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from $675/month studios to a $1,289/month three-bedrooms. Located at 265 West 114th Street, the building is just a five-minute walk to Central Park.

Originally constructed in the 1890s, the Randolph Houses were acquired by NYCHA in the 1970s. It was later designated a historic landmark by the state’s Historical Preservation Office in 2014.

The city tapped SLCE Architects for the renovation and rehabilitation of the 36 buildings, including the installation of upgraded air conditioning, elevators and plumbing. Amenities include elevators, bike storage, a resident lounge, computer room, laundry on-site and a landscaped outdoor recreation space.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the middle-income units at 265 West 114th Street until April 6, 2018. Residents of Manhattan Community Board 10 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.

Use 6sqft’s map below to find even more ongoing housing lotteries.

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


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Neighborhoods : Harlem



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