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More affordable housing options, including one in Clinton Hill with "reflecting pools with cabanas"

By Virginia K. Smith  | April 14, 2015 - 9:59AM

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In what seems to be an ongoing springtime affordable housing mini-boom, three new affordable housing options have just opened up in NYC, with subsidized apartments in the Bronx, Bed-Stuy, and Clinton Hill now taking applications, according to listings on NYC Housing Connect. 

First up, 1016 Washington Ave in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. The building includes a 24-hour on-site super, laundry room, and community room. There are 64 apartments available in total: eight studios for $755/month each; 24 one-bedrooms for $812/month; 28 two-bedrooms for $988/month; and four three-bedrooms for $1,134/month. Annual household income requirements range from $27,840 to $54,432, depending on apartment and family size, and applications are due by June 8th. A full list of apartment options and requirements, as well as information on how to apply, can be found here.

In Bed-Stuy, there are eight apartments available at 570 Willoughby Ave., right near the Myrtle-Willoughby G stop, for renters with household incomes in between $25,475 and $51,780, depending on apartment and family size. You can apply for one available $703/month studio; one available $756/month one-bedroom; three available $978/month one-bedrooms; or three available $1,185/month two-bedrooms. (Check here for the full list of requirements, as well as details on how to apply.) Keep in mind that you'll need to move quickly for this one: applications are due by May 1st.

Mock-ups of the common spaces—and a typical kitchen—in the new building going up at 490 Myrtle Ave in Clinton Hill. (Photos via StreetEasy)

And then there's 490 Myrtle Ave., a brand new development opening this summer in Clinton Hill courtesy of There will be an Associated Supermarket and TD Bank on the ground floor, and amenities include a fitness center, "reflecting pools with cabanas," a terrace, dog run, bike storage, vegetable garden, and "BBQ dining area." 19 apartments are available, including five $816/month studios, seven $877/month one-bedrooms, and seven $1,064/month two-bedrooms, for incomes ranging between $29,932 and $51,780. Check out the listing for full details on requirements and how to apply, and be sure to get your applications in by the June 11th deadline.

For further advice on navigating the application process,  we've got a guide here.


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