Affordable Housing

Apply to rent an apartment in Williamsbridge, the Bronx for as little as $519 a month

By Nathan Tempey  | March 29, 2018 - 10:00AM

Some of the already-built buildings that make up the Webster Commons complex.


Applications are open for 122 discounted apartments in a new building in Williamsbridge, the Bronx through the city's housing lottery.

The apartments are studios and one, two, and three bedrooms in an affordable housing complex called Webster Commons between Woodlawn Cemetery and the Bronx River Parkway. This particular building is at 3620 Webster Ave.

The apartments are set aside for households making $19,680-$121,770 a year, with rents starting at $519, for a studio for someone making $19,680-$26,720.

Full income eligibility and rent details are here:


The 11-story building is described as having a live-in super, security cameras, laundry, and for additional fees, parking and bike storage. The complex will also have indoor and outdoor recreation areas. It's ultimately supposed to have 390 income-restricted and senior apartments in four buildings.

The strip of land the development occupies is a bit isolated by the physical barriers of the parkway and Metro-North tracks on one side and the cemetery on the other, but it's about a five minute walk from the Williams Bridge Metro-North station, and a little over 10 to the Gun Hill Road 2 and 5 station. The trip to and from Grand Central is 25 minutes during rush hour on Metro-North, and over an hour on the 2. Express buses also stop in walking distance, but they take nearly an hour and a half to get to Midtown.

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. 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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