Lottery opens for 44 affordable senior apartments on Staten Island’s Stapleton waterfront

January 6, 2017

Go-to affordable housing firm Aufgang Architects and developer Arker Companies revealed renderings for a six-story, 67-unit building along Staten Island‘s Stapleton waterfront back in 2014. The under-construction project at 533 Bay Street, which offers low-income apartments for those 62 years of age and older, is now accepting applications for 44 of its units–three $686/month studios and 41 $737/month one-bedrooms, available to seniors earning up to 50 percent of the area media income. In addition to living in a brand-new building, residents will be in an up-and-coming area, where just a block away the massive rental development Urby is underway (the project boasts NYC’s first residential urban farm, as well as tons of retail space).


The project was funded by a $1.5 million grant from Governor Cuomo, part of his larger $95 million contribution in 2014 to build affordable housing across the state. At the time, local Assemblyman Matthew Titone told the Staten Island Advance, “This is a great example of taxpayer money being utilized to improve the quality of life of our seniors. Being a staunch advocate for addressing the need for more affordable housing on the North Shore, I am pleased to see the state coming through. This is a win-win for the North Shore and our seniors.”

According to Aufgang’s project page, amenities will include a party room, fitness center, outdoor recreation area, bike room, on-site laundry, computer facilities, a social services office, and parking. The apartments feature open floor plans and large glazed windows, and the building implemented a built-in flood prevention system.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until February 28, 2017. Complete details on how to apply are available in the document above. 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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  1. S

    How I can apply for Bay Street Housing ?