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Apply to rent in a luxury Harlem building near Central Park for $675 a month

By Virginia K. Smith  | April 8, 2015 - 11:30AM

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.

The city has opened applications for a number of affordable rentals recently, and now there's one more to add to the pile: 207 West 115th, a brand-new Harlem luxury development just blocks from Central Park and Morningside Park with 10 subsidized rentals available. Applications opened yesterday, and will be accepted through April 28th, per the listing on NYC housing connect.

There are nine one-bedrooms available for $675/month each, as well as one two-bedroom for $755/month. (By comparison, the cheapest market-rate one-bedrooms in the building are asking $2,600/month, according to StreetEasy.) Depending on apartment and family size, household income requirements range from $30,755 to $51, 780, and as always with this kind of development, preference for half of the affordable apartments will be given to current neighborhood residents, in this case Central Harlem's Community Board 10.

The listing notes that amenities include an elevator and on-site laundry facilities, as well as one far less typical perk: "Every apartment comes with private outdoor space," the listing notes. While there are no photos of the affordable apartments, you can get an idea of the building's interiors via listing photos of the building's market-rate one-bedrooms:

For tips on putting together a successful affordable housing application, check out our guide here, and when you're ready, you can either apply online via NYC Housing Connect (further details here), or request a paper application by sending a postcard or self-addressed envelope to 207 West 115th Street, New York, NY 10026 Ryan Pedram. One thing to keep in mind: do not send in multiple applications (or try to apply both online and with a paper application), or you'll risk being disqualified from the running.


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