Affordable Housing

Apply to rent a discounted apartment in the Bronx for less than $1,000 a month

By Nathan Tempey  | March 8, 2018 - 3:00PM

The apartments are in a new 15-story building near the Cross-Bronx Expressway.

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The city is taking applications for 152 new below-market-rate apartments in West Farms, the Bronx through the housing lottery.

The apartments are studios and one, two, and three bedrooms in a 15-story building at 1903 West Farms Rd. They are set aside for households making $33,806-$66,240 a year, with rents starting at $929 a month, for a studio.

Full income eligibility and rent details are here:


The all-"affordable" building is described as having a courtyard, bike storage, laundry, a community room, a gym, and security cameras. The apartments are supposed to have stainless-steel appliances and granite counters.

The building is part of a planned 10-building development in an area near the Cross-Bronx Expressway formerly taken up by industry and warehouses. The complex is also supposed to include retail. 

The new building is one long block from the 2 and 5 trains at West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue, and a little over half an hour from Grand Central Terminal on the 5.

If you are 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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