Lottery launches for 169 affordable units near Fordham University, from $475/month

Posted On Thu, August 29, 2019 By

Posted On Thu, August 29, 2019 By In affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

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Applications are currently being accepted for 169 newly constructed affordable apartments in the Bronx neighborhood of Fordham Manor. Located at 2519 Creston Avenue just half mile from Fordham University’s campus, the building sits on a corner overlooking St. James Park. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 40, 50, 60, 80, 90, and 110 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, ranging from a $475/month studio to a $2,158/month three-bedroom.

Magnusson Architecture and Planning’s (MAP) design of the building, dubbed Creston Parkview, incorporates a number of eco-friendly measures, including air and water conservation fixtures, energy star appliances, and LED lighting. Utilizing the building’s location on the park, the design includes large north-facing windows and elevator lobbies that overlook St. James Park, according to the New York Housing Conference.

Residents can enjoy amenities like a fitness center, which has a landscaped terrace, a laundry room with a children’s play area, and a 7,300-square-foot community center on the ground floor. The building conveniently is located in between both the Fordham Road B, D subway station as well as the 4 train on Jerome Avenue.

In addition to being a short walk from Fordham, Creston Parkview is also near the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, and all of the offerings of Little Italy.

2519 Creston Ave, Bronx, Fordham Manor

2519 Creston Ave, Bronx, Fordham Manor

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the apartments until October 30, 2019. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Residents of Bronx Community Board 7 will be given preference for 50 percent of the units. 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 CityRealty’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.

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