Applications Being Accepted for First New Lambert Houses Redevelopment Building

The first new building at Lambert Houses, part of a $600 million redevelopment that will eventually replace and demolish all existing buildings at the troubled complex, is nearing completion and is now accepting applications.

Located at 988 East 180th Street, the new 18 story building will have 163 upon completion but the initial lottery is only for 49 of these units ranging from studios to two bedroom units for residents making 60% and 100% of the “fake” area median income which ranges from $27,978 for a 1 person household for a studio to $104,300 for a four person household for a two bedroom unit.

We say fake because we already know there are issues with the AMI not being true to the local area due to the fact that the other boroughs are lumped in as well as points north of the city.

Lambert Houses Reborn: Rendering of 988 East 180th Street once complete.

The building itself will feature a 24 hour attended lobby as well as laundry and bike storage.

In 2016, it was announced that the 14 building, 731 unit Lambert Houses would be demolished in phases and replaced with 1,665 units of new, affordable housing.

As a new building is constructed, tenants will be moved into the new buildings to allow the other buildings to be demolished.

Some tenants welcome the new and improved buildings but are worried about being displaced and having nowhere to go.

You have until April 2nd to apply (please don’t contact us about these apartments as Welcome2TheBronx is NOT connected with the developer or any developer for that matter).

Head over to NYC’s Housing Connect to apply and click here for details on the application process. You have until April 2nd to apply!

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