Affordable Housing

Here's an opportunity to rent a Bronx apartment for as little as $690 a month

By Nathan Tempey  | February 22, 2018 - 12:00PM

The eight-unit building at 626 East 223 St. includes two lottery apartments.


The city is taking applications for two apartments in a new building in Wakefield, in the northern reaches of the Bronx, through the housing lottery.

The apartments are a one and a two bedroom in an eight-unit building at 626 East 223rd St. The one bedroom is set aside for one or two people making $23,657-$30,560 total a year, with a rent of $690 a month. The two bedroom is reserved for two to four people making $41,143-$57,240 a year altogether. The rent for that apartment is $1,200 a month.

Wakefield is a quiet, working-class neighborhood of small houses and prewar apartment buildings at the end of the 2 and 5 line, bordered to the north by Mount Vernon. It's about an hour from Midtown via the 2 and 5 trains, or an hour and a half by express bus. The Metro-North runs into Grand Central in just under a half hour from the Woodlawn stop, which is a 15-minute walk away from the building.

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. 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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