Affordable Housing

A housing lottery opens for 35 apartments in Allerton, the Bronx

By Emily Myers | August 11, 2022 - 12:30PM

A rendering of The Allerton in the Bronx. Rents start at $1,135 a month for a studio for those earning $41,863 to $74,760.

NYC Housing Lottery

Applications are open for 35 newly constructed apartments at 2241 White Plains Rd. in the Allerton section of the Bronx through the affordable housing lottery. To be eligible, applicants must earn salaries ranging from $41,863 to $182,050, depending on the size of the household. 

Rents start at $1,135 a month for a studio for those earning $41,863 to $74,760. There are 21 one-bedroom apartments available for tenants with incomes of $59,383 to $132,110 for one- to three-person households.

The rent-stabilized apartments are studios, one, two, and three bedrooms set aside for people earning 70 to 110 percent of the area median income (AMI). Currently the AMI for New York City is $106,800 for a two-person household

The building is also known as The Allerton and is close to the Pelham Parkway subway station where you can catch the 2 and 5 trains. 

Apartments are have stainless steel appliances. Building amenities include bike storage, a rooftop terrace, and on-site resident manager. Tenants are responsible for electricity.

The developers have set aside 50 percent of the affordable apartments for those who live in the community. There is also a 5 percent preference for NYC employees. A small percentage is also set aside for those with mobility, vision, or hearing impairments. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than September 10th. 

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 one of these rent-stabilized apartments can be life changing: Rent increases are capped and lease renewals are automatic, providing long-term affordability 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, send us an email. We respect all requests for anonymity.


Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, and graduated with a MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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