Affordable Housing

An affordable housing lottery launches for 112 apartments in the Bronx

  • Applicants who earn $17,006 to $140,080 are eligible to apply and rents start at $410
  • The eight-story building has a laundry room, rooftop terrace, and bike storage lockers
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By Celia Young  |
July 13, 2023 - 2:30PM
A rendering of 750 East 134th St.

A housing lottery has launched for 750 East 134th St. in the Bronx. 

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications are open for 112 rent-stabilized apartments at 750 East 134th St. in the Port Morris section of the Bronx. New Yorkers who earn $17,006 to $140,080 are eligible to apply, depending on the size of your household. Rent ranges from $521 to $1,640 for a one-bedroom.

The new-construction building has bike storage lockers, a laundry room, rooftop terrace, and elevators. Its units range from studios to three bedrooms and are located on the corner of Willow Avenue and East 134th street, near the Cypress Avenue 6 subway station. Pets are not allowed, with the exception of service animals. 

The apartments are set aside for New Yorkers earning up to 80 percent of the area median income (AMI)—a metric that depends on the number of people you live with. The AMI for a three-person household in New York City is $127,100 as of this year. 

JCAL Development and Altmark Group are constructing the 133-unit building, according to documents filed with the New York City Department of Buildings and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. 

The eight-story property is being developed through the city's extremely low and low-income affordability programs, which require that at least 15 percent of the units are set aside for formerly homeless households. It also holds 21 one-bedroom apartments available for households earning 50 percent of AMI, or from $36,583 to $63,550 per year. The rent for these apartments is set at $969 per month. 

JCAL and Altmark have set aside 50 percent of the rent-stabilized apartments for applicants who already live in the area. Another 5 percent of the apartments will be preferentially given to NYC employees, and seven percent of the units are set aside for tenants with mobility, vision, or hearing needs. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than Sept. 12. 

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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Celia Young

Senior Writer

Celia Young is a senior writer at Brick Underground where she covers New York City residential real estate. She graduated from Brandeis University and previously covered local business at the Milwaukee Business Journal, entertainment at Madison Magazine, and commercial real estate at Commercial Observer. She currently resides in Brooklyn.

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