Lottery for 20,000-name waitlist opens for middle-income apartments across the East Bronx

March 26, 2020

Photo of Woodlawn Cemetery by Ted via Flickr/cc 

A housing lottery launched on Thursday for placement on a 20,000-person waiting list for a number of rental properties in the East Bronx. Found across the neighborhoods of Williamsbridge and Wakefield, the location of the buildings stretch from Woodlawn Cemetery to about Pelham Bay. New Yorkers earning 50, 85, 90, and 95 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from a $1,106/month one-bedroom to a $2,074/month three-bedroom. Eligible applicants will be randomly selected and placed on the waitlist for future vacancies.

Applications will be accepted to replenish the waitlist for buildings at 677 East 241st Street, 720-722 East 220th Street, 746-748 East 227th, 848 East 228th Street, 914 East 230th Street, 924 East 230th Street, 3248-3250 Wickman Avenue, 3709 Laconia Avenue, and 4129 Seton Avenue.

Some of the apartments may come with a parking space, for an additional fee. Nearest public transit options include the 2,5 subway line, the Harlem line on Metro-North, and the BX39.

New Yorkers can apply for a spot on the waitlist until April 27, 2020. Find more details on how to apply here (pdf).

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’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


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