Affordable Housing

Live on the Upper West Side's tony West End Avenue for as little as $565 a month

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There are 127 affordable housing apartments at the currently-being-constructed 21 West End Avenue, part of the long-stalled (and divisive) Riverside Center development, and applications are now available for them. Per a listing on NYC Housing Connect, apartments range in price from a $565-a-month studio (five of those are available) to a $1,067-a-month three-bedroom (there are four of those). You may have the best chances of securing a one-bedroom since there are 63 of those, ranging in price from $607 a month to $769 a month.

As usual, the apartment size you're eligible for depends on your household size and income. For a household of two to qualify for one of the $607-a-month one-bedrooms, for example, income is capped at $27,640. For a family of four to be eligible for a three-bedroom,  the household income cap is $43,150. A family of six can make up to $50,100.

The building has an attended lobby, an on-site resident manager, fitness center, lounges, pool a and outdoor terrace. Some additional fees may be levied.

You can apply online by making a profile and submitting an application via NYC Housing Connect, or by sending a postcard to 21 West End Avenue Apartments, 243 Fifth Avenue, Box 425, New York, NY 10016 requesting an application. (Note: if you submit more than one application, you could wind up being disqualified.) Applications are due by November 12th.

Note: BrickUnderground is in no way affiliated with New York City public housing. If you are interested in applying to this or other affordable housing developments, please go to the NYC Housing Connect website for information and instructions.


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