Lottery launches for 80 $675/month studios at COOKFOX’s huge Bronx development

January 18, 2018

It’s been almost a year since the first lottery launched at Webster AvenueCOOKFOX‘s two-building affordable and supportive housing complex in the Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx. Four months after the lottery went live for the 227 units at Park House, nonprofit developer Breaking Ground reported that they’d received a staggering 55,163 applications. Now, they’ll need to get ready for another influx; as of today, the lottery is live for the second building, Webster Residence. Here, single New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income, or between $25,000 and $40,000 annually, can apply for 80 $675/month energy efficient studios.

According to the architects, “the two residences are designed to provide healthy and sustainable housing, incorporating high-performance building systems and biophilic design.” Amenities at the complex include 24-hour security, a landscaped courtyard, garden, green roof, on-site laundry, a fitness room, computer lab, and bike storage.

Webster Avenue is located near Fordham University and is less than a 30-minute walk from the New York Botanical Garden and Bronx Zoo. It’s also near the Tremont-Harlem Line of Metro-North, the B/D subways, and several bus routes. As 6sqft previously reported, “The hope is that this formerly industrial site will transform into healthy and sustainable housing that builds positive change and prevents homelessness.”

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at the Webster Residence until March 20, 2018. Residents of Bronx Community Board 6 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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