Lottery opens for 122 affordable senior housing units in new Bronx building with lots of green space

November 17, 2020

All renderings by SLCE Architects

In the Tremont section of the Bronx, just south of Little Italy and just west of the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Garden, a new affordable senior housing complex has launched a lottery for 122 units. Located at 600 East 179th Street, the 176-unit building was designed by SLCE Architects and features environmentally friendly features such as two large terraces and a rear garden, including both indoor and outdoor vegetable gardens, and a green wall. The available apartments include studios and one-bedrooms for those earning 30 or 50 percent of the area median income, who will pay 30 percent of their income on rent.

According to the architects, they designed the building with a focus on “environmental awareness and managing physical health.” Other amenities include 24-hour security, a teaching kitchen, exercise room, computer room, reading room, on-site medical services, social services provided by the Hebrew Home for the Aged, and colorful artwork and greenery all throughout.  The lottery advertisement also specifies that “special care will be made to ensure safety and clean/sanitized facilities in light of COVID-19.”

The units are available to individuals or households that have at least one household member who is 62 years of age or older at the time of application and meet the income and household size. Eligible applicants must qualify for Section 8 and will pay 30 percent of their household income in rent.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until January 14, 2021. Complete details on how to apply are available here. 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.


All renderings by SLCE Architects

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