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Applications are currently being accepted for nine newly constructed affordable units at 866 East 178th Street in the West Farms section of the Bronx. West Farms, which underwent the largest private rezoning in the Bronx ever a few years ago, is located in the southwest of the borough. Residents here can enjoy plenty of green space with access to the Bronx Park, Zoo and the Bronx River. New Yorkers earning 80 percent of the area median income can apply to rent four one-bedrooms for $1,348 per month and five two-bedrooms for $1,521 per month.
In 2011, West Farms was redeveloped to turn an underutilized manufacturing district into a neighborhood with better access to parks, open space, better schools and affordable housing. Residents at 866 East 178th Street will benefit from the building’s electronic key system, security cameras and intercom.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at 866 East 178th Street until June 7, 2017. Residents of Bronx Community Board 6 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.
- Apply for eight affordable units in the Bronx’s bustling Melrose, from $1,348/month
- Score an affordable apartment in Harlem’s Sugar Hill from $747/ month
- Apply for 14 affordable apartments in Bed-Stuy’s luxury Atrium rental, from $833/month
Neighborhoods : West Farms