2049 5th Avenue

affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

The affordable housing lottery for 2049 5th Avenue in central Harlem opens today, and the nine brand new units range from $802/month studios to $2,175/month two-bedrooms, according to the NYC HPD.

The address, located just north of 126th Street, was mired in controversy a few years back when tenants sued owners West Harlem Group Assistance for injuries sustained in what they called a crumbling, unkempt building. At the time, the local nonprofit owned about 45 buildings, but 2049 5th Avenue was cited as the worst, with claims of leaky ceilings, no heat, collapsing walls, and broken pipes. In December, 2014, the building finally underwent a gut renovation, which includes these affordable apartments.

Find out if you qualify for the new units