Affordable Housing

Housing lottery launches for 276 apartments in an East Harlem Passive House development

  • The new building has a gym, laundry room, community center, and bike storage lockers
  • It's part of a project built to design standards for energy efficiency and healthy interior air
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By Celia Young  |
December 14, 2023 - 12:30PM
A rendering of the 34-story building at 50 East 112th St.

A rendering of the 34-story building at 50 East 112th St.


Housing lottery applications are open for 276 rent-stabilized apartments at a new development in East Harlem. New Yorkers who earn $19,646 to $192,610 are eligible to apply, depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $498 for a studio.

The building at 50 East 112th St. has a gym, laundry room, community center, and bike storage lockers. It is located between the 110th Street subway station serving the 4 and 6 lines and the Central Park North 110th Street stop, where you can catch the 2 and 3 trains.

With 348 units total, the 34-story tower represents the second phase of a mixed-use development from Jonathan Rose Companies, L+M Development Partners, and Acacia Network. The first building of the project opened its lottery in 2021, and the entire development is built to Passive House standards, which means it is energy efficient and has healthier interior air quality.

The apartments are set aside for New Yorkers earning from 30 to 110 percent of the area median income (AMI)—a metric that depends on how many people you live with. Currently the AMI for New York City is $113,000 for a two-person household. The apartments available include studios as well as one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. 

There are 58 one-bedroom apartments available for households earning from $81,772 to $139,810, depending on the number of people you live with. The rent for these apartments is $2,300. 

The developers have set aside 50 percent of the rent-stabilized apartments for applicants who already live in the area. Another 5 percent of the apartments will be preferentially given to NYC employees, and a small percentage of the apartments are reserved for residents with mobility, vision, and hearing needs. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than Feb. 9th.

If you’re interested and think you might qualify for one of these apartments, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect. For details on this particular lottery, click here. Don’t apply more than once, or you could be disqualified.

Winning a rent-stabilized apartment can be life changing: Rent increases are capped and lease renewals are automatic, providing long-term stability for NYC renters. Need more information on how the housing lottery works? Check out “6 steps for applying to NYC's affordable housing lottery.”

For some advice from successful applicants read “How to land a rental apartment through NYC's affordable housing lottery.” And if you or someone you know is having trouble with the application process, consider reaching out to a housing ambassador in the community.

Note: Brick Underground is in no way affiliated with New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development or the Housing Development Corporation. If you are interested in applying to these or other affordable housing developments, please go to NYC Housing Connect for information and instructions.

Have you successfully won an apartment through the affordable housing lottery? If you have first-person advice to share about the process, we’d love to hear from you. Please send us an email. We respect all requests for anonymity.

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Celia Young

Senior Writer

Celia Young is a senior writer at Brick Underground where she covers New York City residential real estate. She graduated from Brandeis University and previously covered local business at the Milwaukee Business Journal, entertainment at Madison Magazine, and commercial real estate at Commercial Observer. She currently resides in Brooklyn.

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