Affordable Housing

Housing lottery launches for 132 apartments in the Bronx

  • Renters who earn $86,572 to $198,250 are eligible to apply and rents start at $2,525 for a studio
  • The building is part of a three-tower development located on the Mott Haven waterfront
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By Celia Young  |
September 21, 2023 - 9:30AM
A rendering of the trio of buildings at 101 Lincoln Avenue. 

A rendering of the trio of buildings at 101 Lincoln Ave. 

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Housing lottery applications are open for 132 rent-stabilized apartments at a new development in the Mott Haven neighborhood in the Bronx. New Yorkers who earn $86,572 to $198,250 are eligible to apply, depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $2,525 for a studio.

The pet-friendly building at 101 Lincoln Ave. has a gym, game room, co-working space, basketball court, and an outdoor terrace. Developer Brookfield Properties will charge an additional fee for the amenities.

A gym at 101 Lincoln avenue

The development has a gym for tenants, for a price.


NYC Housing Connect

Brookfield’s 26-story tower is part of its three-building, $950 million development on Lincoln Avenue, including apartments, retail, and community space on the Mott Haven waterfront. The complex is located near the Third Avenue—138th Street 6 train subway station. 

The 132 apartments are set aside for New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income (AMI)—a metric that depends on the number of people you live with. Currently the AMI for New York City is $113,000 for a two-person household. The apartments available include studios, one-, and two-bedroom units. 

There are 38 one-bedroom apartments available for households earning $96,858 to $165,230, depending on the number of residents. The rent for these units is set at $2,825. 

the lobby of 101 lincoln avenue, with orange couches and an indoor garden

The lobby of 101 Lincoln Ave. sports orange couches and a garden.


NYC Housing Connect

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than Nov. 16th. The developer will give a general preference toward applicants already living in NYC.

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 NYC’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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