Affordable Housing

Get a one-, two- or three-bedroom in the Bronx starting at $861 a month

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More affordable apartments are entering the pipeline: Two new Bronx buildings are accepting applications for units that are way under market rate.

Eleven one- and two-bedrooms have become available at 1092 Crotona Avenue, a brand-new smoke-free building with 24-hour surveillance cameras and intercom systems. The apartments have hardwood floors, open kitchens and Energy Star appliances. One-bedrooms — which are for one or two residents — are $942 a month. The two-bedrooms -— for up to four people — are $1,060.

To qualify, you must meet the income cap of $41,460 for the one bedrooms (and a minimum of $32,297); the  maximum household income allowed for the two-bedrooms is $51,780 (and a minimum of $36,342).

But you'll have to move quickly if you're interested: Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by April 22. To request an application by mail, send a self-addressed envelope to PO Box 9 Purchase NY 10577. Note: If you apply both online and via mail your application will be disqualified.

Chances are even better that you'll nab an apartment at 401 Bronx River Avenue in Soundview, where there are 95 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.  One bedrooms are $861 (with an income minimum of $30,926 and maximum of $41,460). The vast majority of available units are two-bedrooms, which are  $1,042 a month ($37,166 salary  minimum; $51,780 maximum) and three-bedrooms are $1,196 and up to six people ($42,892 minimum.; $60,120 maximum).

The guidelines are similar to above. Apply online or send a postcard or self-addressed envelope, to: Lemle & Wolff, Inc., 5925 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463. You've got some time to gather your paperwork for this one: Applications have to be submitted online or postmarked by June 1. 

Applications for both are chosen by lottery and if you qualify, you'll be invited to interview. (They're usually scheduled from two to 10 months after the application deadline.) There you'll be asked to bring documents that verify your household size and income.


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