Affordable Housing

Housing lottery launches for 110 apartments in Mott Haven

  • Applicants who earn $98,915 to $198,250 can apply and rents start at $2,885 for a studio
  • The building has a gym, terrace, and pool, but tenants might need to pay more for amenities
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By Celia Young  |
August 31, 2023 - 9:30AM
A rendering of the 12-story building at 40 Bruckner Boulevard.

A rendering of the 12-story building at 40 Bruckner Blvd.

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications are open for 110 rent-stabilized apartments at a new development at 40 Bruckner Blvd. in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx. New Yorkers who earn $98,915 to $198,250 are eligible to apply, depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $2,885 for a studio.

The pet-friendly building has a gym, playground, recreation room, pool, and an outdoor terrace, though management may charge tenants more for the amenities, according to the listing. Located between Alexander Avenue and the Willis Avenue Bridge Path, the building is five blocks from the Third Avenue—138th Street subway station. 

Developed by JCS Realty, the property will have 365 residences when it is completed, though it’s yet unclear when construction will wrap up. The 12-story building was still surrounded by scaffolding as of July, according to images of the site. 

The apartments are set aside for New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income (AMI)—a metric that depends on how many people you live with. Currently the AMI for New York City is $98,900 for a single-person household. The apartments available include studios, one-, and two-bedroom apartments. 

There are 54 one-bedroom apartments available for households earning from $104,572 to $165,230. The rent for these apartments is $3,050. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than Oct. 30th.

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 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, 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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