Snag a one-bedroom at a passive house in Washington Heights, from $1,650/month

June 15, 2018

A newly constructed rental that meets passive house standards has launched a lottery for six middle-income apartments in Washington Heights. Designed by PM Architecture, the Uptown six-story building contains 20 units and boasts a facade of charcoal-painted insulated panels.

Located at 577 West 161st Street, the building will have a medical office on its first floor, residences above it, and an outdoor recreation space in the back. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the $1,650/month and $1,800/month one-bedroom apartments.

According to the architecture firm, the exterior and interior insulation on the walls minimizes heat loss and heat gain to reduce the need for a large system. The building’s passive house design is meant to “provide a better living experience” for residents.

Amenities include a private courtyard, an elevator and in-unit washer/dryer. Nearest transit options include the 1, A and C trains, as well as plenty of lower Manhattan and Bronx-bound buses.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the units at 577 West 161st Street until July 6, 2018. 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’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


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