Affordable Housing

Apply for a chance to rent a housing lottery apartment in Harlem for as little as $950 a month

By Nathan Tempey  | January 3, 2018 - 9:00AM

The apartments are in a new, 23-apartment building.


The city is now taking applications for five below-market rate apartments in a new building in Harlem. 

The apartments are part of a 23-unit development at 517 West 134th St., which is three blocks from St. Nicholas Park, and walking distance to at least 10 schools as well as City College and Columbia University's Manhattanville campus. The lottery apartments are one and two bedrooms renting for $950 and $1,050, respectively, and reserved for households making $32,572-$57,240 a year.

The building is described as having a roof deck and in-apartment washers and dryers. The remaining units are renting for market rates—a two bedroom is currently listed for $4,500 a month.

Full income eligibility details are here:


If you're interested and think you might qualify, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect. Don't apply more than once, or you could be disqualified.

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 this or other affordable housing developments, please go to the NYC Housing Connect website for information and instructions.




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