Apply For These Three New “Affordable” Housing Development Lotteries in The Bronx

Over 400 apartments spread across three new “affordable” (yes they may seem affordable but to the community who truly needs affordable housing, they either make too much or too little to actually qualify for the apartments leaving thousands of local residents unable to benefit from these developments…but that’s another story) housing developments in Melrose and West Farms in The Bronx are now accepting applications via NYC Housing Connect.

The developments are as follows:

Elton Crossing Apartments – 899 Elton Avenue in Melrose
198 new construction apartments featuring studios to 3 bedroom units with rents ranging from $396/month to $1,740 depending on size of apartment and household income. The building features a half-time concierge, laundry, fitness room, and landscaped seating areas.
Income requirements:

294 E 162nd Street – Melrose
88 units ranging from studios to 3 bedroom units with rents from $864/month to $1,287/month depending on unit size and household income. The building features a 24 hour attended lobby, landscaped community courtyard, fitness room, community and computer room, and a laundry room.
Income requirements:

West Farms Apartments – 1939 West Farms Road & 1926 Longfellow Avenue
This development has 180 apartments ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedroom units with rents of $396/month to $1,898/month depending on size of unit and household income. The development features outdoor recreation space, laundry room, a bike room, and a community room.
Income requirements:

To apply for any of these units online, visit NYC Housing Connect and if you don’t have an account, you’ll have to create one in order to proceed with the application process.

May the odds be ever in your favor!

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Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.