Steps from the Bronx Zoo, 58 affordable apartments for seniors up for grabs

October 1, 2018

1880 Boston Road rendering via SLCE Architects

A lottery launched this week for 58 affordable units of senior housing in the West Farms neighborhood of the Bronx. Located at 1880 Boston Road, the development contains 167 affordable apartments with amenities including a yoga room, community room, art studio, library, and a rooftop terrace. The building is just a few blocks south of the Bronx Zoo and sits next to the Bronx River. Available studio and one-bedroom apartments are set aside for seniors who are 62 years or older and who earn a maximum of $31,750 annually. Each eligible resident pays 30 percent of their income and will need to qualify for Section 8.

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Designed by SLCE Architects, the building is one of the first to be developed as an Affordable Independent Residence for Seniors under the city’s Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) amendment. The development, equipped with sustainable features like EnergyStar appliances, includes 66 studios and 101 one-bedrooms.

On-site social services for residents are provided by Hebrew Home at Riverdale and range from case management and counseling to help with off-site medical and dental services. Plus, residents will have access to a 3,500-square-foot climate-controlled community space, as well as a 700-square-foot outdoor space.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at 1880 Boston Road until December 3, 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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