Lottery for middle-income apartments in Harlem raises the question of affordability

Posted On Wed, April 11, 2018 By

Posted On Wed, April 11, 2018 By In affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

Photo of Harlem via Ian Freimuth/Flickr

Just hours ago, 6sqft published an article about how many middle-income New Yorkers forego affordable housing opportunities because the “affordable” units are actually more expensive than their current market-rate homes. And now here’s a perfect example. Five units are available through the city’s housing lottery in the heart of Harlem, at 10 West 132nd Street, but the two studios are $1,900/month and the three one-bedrooms are $2,270/month. For a two-person household earning between $ 77,829 and $ 108,550 annually, is a $2,300 monthly rent payment really affordable?

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units at 10 West 132nd Street until May 3, 2018. 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 CityRealty.com’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.

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