Affordable Housing

Housing lottery launches for 198 apartments in the Bronx

  • New Yorkers who earn $18,515 to $175,100 are eligible to apply to live in the 19-story building
  • The new development has one-bedroom apartments available for as low as $591 per month
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By Celia Young  |
January 11, 2024 - 12:30PM
A rendering of the 19-story building at 1160 River Ave. in the West Concourse section of The Bronx.

A rendering of the 19-story building at 1160 River Ave. shows its outdoor terrace.

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications are open for 198 rent-stabilized apartments at a new development in the West Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx. New Yorkers who earn $18,515 to $175,100 are eligible to apply, depending on the size of their household. Rents start at $465 for a studio.

The building at 1160 River Ave. has a shared laundry room, recreation room, an outdoor deck, and an elevator. It’s located near the 167th Street subway station where you can catch the B and D lines.

Designed by Aufgang Architects, the building between East 167th and McClellan streets will hold 245 units total, plus community space and offices on the second floor, according to Department of Buildings data.

The apartments are set aside for New Yorkers earning from 30 percent to 100 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 38 one-bedroom apartments available for households earning from $57,498 to $88,970, depending on the size of the group. The rent for these apartments is set at $1,592. 

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 also set aside for residents with mobility, vision, and hearing needs. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than Feb. 22nd.

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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