South Bronx development with new music hall opens affordable housing lottery, units from $328/month

Posted On Fri, April 12, 2019 By

Posted On Fri, April 12, 2019 By In affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Bronx Commons via Danois

A lottery has officially opened for 288 newly-constructed units at the Bronx Commons development at 443 East 162 Street in the Melrose neighborhood in the South Bronx. In addition to the affordable apartments, the mixed-use development offers retail, a landscaped public plaza–and the 14,000 square foot, 250-seat Bronx Music Hall, a concert hall with rehearsal spaces and an outdoor performance and recreational space among other amenities.

Bronx Commons, WHEDco, WXY Architecture, Danois Architects, Bronx Music Hall, South Bronx affordable housing, BFC Partners

The affordable apartments, a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, are available to residents earning between 30 and 110 percent of the area median income. Rents range from $328 to $1,995 per month. Building amenities include an on-site superintendent, three community rooms, two bicycle storage rooms, laundry rooms, a fitness room, two public plazas and on-site parking spaces.

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Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments until June 14, 2019. A percentage of units will be set aside for applicants with disabilities including mobility (5%) and vision/hearing (2%). A preference for a percentage of units will go to residents of Bronx Community Board 3 (50%) and municipal employees (5%). 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.

If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


Renderings via WXY and Local Projects.

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Neighborhoods : Bronx



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