Affordable Housing

A housing lottery launches for 80 apartments in Mott Haven

  • New Yorkers earning $80,572 to $187,330 are eligible and rents start at $2,350
  • Amenities include a dog-washing station, gym, recreation room, terrace, and bike storage
  • Units have dishwashers, washers and dryers, hardwood floors, and high-end appliances
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By Emily Myers  |
June 1, 2023 - 9:30AM
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This lottery presents an opportunity for middle-income earners to get a rent-stabilized apartment in a luxury building in the Bronx. 

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications are open for 80 rent-stabilized apartments at a new development in Mott Haven at Third Avenue and East 134th Street in the Bronx. New Yorkers earning from  $80,572 to $187,330 are eligible to apply, depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $2,350 for a studio.

The pet-friendly building at 2455 Third Ave. has a dog-washing station, gym, recreation room, terrace, bike storage, and electric vehicle charging stations. There are additional fees for some amenities. The apartments have dishwashers, in-unit washers and dryers, hardwood floors, and high-end energy efficient appliances. 

All the apartments are set aside for New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the AMI—a metric that depends on how many people you live with. Currently the AMI for New York City is $106,800 for a two-person household. The apartments available include studios as well as one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. 

There are 37 two-bedroom apartments available for households earning from $109,715 to  $187,330. The rent for these apartments is $3,200. Tenants are responsible for electricity, which includes the oven.

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than July 13th.

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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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

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