Lottery opens for 130 mixed-income apartments in the South Bronx, from $865/month

Posted On Wed, January 3, 2018 By

Posted On Wed, January 3, 2018 By In affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries, mott haven

Rendering courtesy of Dattner Architects

A Dattner Architects-designed building at 491 Gerard Avenue in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx is now accepting applications for 130 low- and moderate-income apartments. Developed by Signature Urban Properties and Monadnock Construction, the 12-story, 136-unit building is part of a bigger mixed-use complex. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 and 90 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from a $865/month studio to a $1,831/month three bedroom.

491 Gerard Avenue, housing lottery, mott haven

The complex, designed by Dattner Architects, includes a 13-story, 124-unit residential building at 530 Exterior Street and a 152-room Hampton Inn hotel with commercial space and retail on its ground-floor. It sits near the 149th Street station for the 2, 4 and 5 trains, as well as the Major Deegan Expressway.

Amenities at 491 Gerard include a parking lot, community room, bike storage, roof deck and a shared recreation space on the ground floor.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at 491 Gerard Avenue until March 9, 2018. Residents of Bronx Community Board 1 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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Neighborhoods : Mott Haven,South Bronx



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