Affordable Housing

Housing lottery opens for 30 rent-stabilized apartments in Morris Heights

  • New Yorkers who earn $99,086 to $198,250 are eligible to apply
  • The new building has a community space, parking garage, and bike storage
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By Celia Young  |
October 12, 2023 - 1:30PM
The seven-story building at 1739 Grand Avenue.

The seven-story building at 1739 Grand Ave. will take applications until the Dec. 8th deadline.

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications are open for 30 rent-stabilized apartments at a new development in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx. New Yorkers who earn $99,086 to $198,250 are eligible to apply, depending on the size of their household. Rents start at $2,890 for a studio.

The building at 1739 Grand Ave. has a handful of amenities, including a 4,500-square-foot community space, according to developer Affordable Living NY. It’s located near the 176 Street subway station where you can catch the 4 train.

The seven-story building will also include a ground-floor parking garage with 17 spaces for bicycles, according to Nova, the project’s architecture and engineering firm, and Department of Buildings records. It’s part of seven developments Affordable Living has in the Bronx. 

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 $113,000 for a two-person household. The apartments available include studios as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments. 

There are 13 one-bedroom apartments available for households earning from $104,880 to $165,230. The rent for these apartments is $3,059. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than Dec. 8th.

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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