In 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. allocated nearly $3.3 million to create 851 affordable housing units across eight projects in the borough. One of these, MLK Plaza Apartments at 869 East 147th Street in ever-developing Mott Haven, received $500,000, and as of today 133 of its 165 units are up for grabs through the city’s housing lottery. The mixed-income units range from $464/month studios to $1,289/month three-bedrooms and have access to the building’s laundry room, fitness room, library and computer room, bike storage, and outdoor rec space and terrace.
The building is just a couple blocks from the 6 train at East 149th Street and five blocks from St. Mary’s Park. Magnusson Architecture and Planning designed the full-block site with a double-height corner lobby, a seventh-floor balcony adjacent to the gym, a 12th-floor lounge, and a backyard.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at 869 East 147th Street until October 31, 2018. Fifty percent of units are reserved for residents of Bronx Community Board 1. 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.
Renderings via Magnusson Architecture and Planning
Neighborhoods : Mott Haven