Affordable Housing

Housing lottery apartments are opening up on the Lower East Side, starting at $519 a month

By Nathan Tempey  | December 14, 2017 - 1:00PM

The tower at 115 Delancey St. is also set to include the relocated Essex Street Market on the ground floor.

Essex Crossing

Applications are open for 98 new housing lottery apartments on the Lower East Side.

The discounted apartments are in a 25-story, otherwise market-rate building at 115 Delancey St., part of the Essex Crossing mega-development, on a former urban renewal site that was used as parking lots for decades. Another building that is part of the project recently started taking applications for a handful of below-market-rate condos

The apartments in 115 Delancey are studios and one, two, and three bedrooms. They are set aside for households earning 40 percent, 60 percent, 120 percent, and 165 percent of the area median income, with studios starting at $519 a month, for the lowest tier. Here's more of a breakdown on those income requirements:


The building is described as having an attended lobby, a live-in super, terraces, a gym, a yoga room, a kids room, bike storage, and a resident lounge. The developer plans to charge for access to all of that, including the terraces. 

If you're interested and think you might qualify for one of these buildings, 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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