Rendering of 1776 Boston Road via DPGroup (L); Google Street View of the site in June 2016
Almost exactly two years ago to the date, High Hawk LLC broke ground on a new 72-unit, mixed-income affordable housing development at a long-underutilized site at 1776 Boston Road in Crotona Park East. Known as the High Hawk Apartments, the eight-story building also offers three tenant recreation areas, commercial and retail space, a ground-floor community facility, and a below-grade parking garage. The city aimed to “increase income diversity” in the Bronx neighborhood by dividing the apartments with 18 reserved for households earning less than 60 percent of the area media income and 54 reserved for those earning less than 100 percent. The former group ranges from a $788/month studio to $1,182/month three-bedrooms, while the latter ranges from $1,208/month one-bedrooms to $1,683/month three-bedrooms.
Back in the spring, two other lotteries (see here and here) commenced in Crotona Park East, “one of a few areas that seemed slow to catch up with the rest of the borough.” As 6sqft explained, “Five years ago, the city rezoned this small neighborhood from light industrial use to residential, which created a rise in affordable housing opportunities.”
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units at 1776 Boston Road until December 16, 2016. Residents of Bronx Community Board 3 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 CityRealty.com’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.
- Live in Brooklyn’s tallest tower for $833/month, lottery launching for 150 units at 333 Schermerhorn
- 41 affordable units up for grabs in Williamsburg, starting at $788/month
- Waitlist re-opens for affordable rentals in Kips Bay mid-rise, units from $952/month