MELROSE—One of the most anticipated affordable housing developments in The Bronx, La Central, is officially accepting applications for 494 apartments ranging from studios to four bedrooms with rents as low as $395 for studios, $426 for 1 bedrooms, $521 for 2 bedrooms, $594 for 3 bedrooms, and $669 for 4 bedrooms—all within just steps of The Hub and the 3rd Avenue/149th Street Station on the 2 and 5 lines.
Lucky residents will enjoy such amenities like central HVAC systems, roof top terraces, stainless steel appliances, dishwashers, bike storage, community rooms, and even a resident garden program.
The 494 apartments are spread across two buildings along Bergen Avenue at Westchester Avenue, 556 Bergen and 600 Bergen Avenue and represent the second and third buildings to open up at the massive five building development. Two more buildings have yet to break ground including a 25-story building at the northern end of the development.
This latest phase of La Central to open up for the affordable housing lottery will also include a YMCA equipped with swimming pools, steam and sauna, basketball courts, fully equipped gym, and classrooms for a host of fitness classes.
Last year La Central’s first building with 160 apartments opened up at 626 Bergen Avenue with 60% of those units set aside for formerly homeless individuals with special needs.
Once completed, La Central will have 992 apartments across 5 buildings making it one of the largest affordable housing developments in the borough.
Its location at The Hub, the commercial heart of the South Bronx and the oldest shopping district in the borough is bound to change the character of a struggling commercial corridor dotted with mom and pop shops with national chains sprinkled in between.
With thousands of new residents living in the new complex once its open, the face of The Hub will never be the same again.
This current phase is mostly for low to moderate income households, with 75% of the units reserved for those making 30, 40, 50, and 60% of the Area Median Income, 25% of the units (for a total of 121) are reserved for middle income families.
In order to apply, go to Housing Connect here and best of luck. You have until August 14, 2020 to apply so hurry up.
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