Lottery opens for 223 mixed-income apartments in the South Bronx, from $354/month

December 14, 2020

All images courtesy of Phipps Houses

A housing lottery launched last week in the South Bronx for over 200 affordable homes set aside for extremely-low to moderate-income households. Located in Soundview, the newly-constructed 12-story Metcalf Avenue Apartments offers residents on-site laundry, children’s playroom, roof deck, landscaped courtyard, and a community room. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 30, 50, 70, 90, and 110 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, which range from $354/month studios to $2,346/month three-bedroom apartments.

The mixed-use building was developed by Acacia Network and Phipps Houses, one of the oldest nonprofit developers and owners of affordable housing in the city, with designs by Dattner Architects. Located on the corner of Westchester Avenue, the building was designed to meet Passive House standards, with solar panels on the roof and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.

The project is conveniently located just two blocks from the 6 train at Morrison Avenue and sandwiched between Bronx River-facing Soundview Park and the New York Botanical Garden and Zoo.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until February 8, 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 images courtesy of Phipps Houses

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