The first controversial NYCHA “in-fill” development is accepting applications for 83 one-bedroom apartments for seniors.
If you recall, as part of NYCHA’s efforts to raise necessary funds for its crumbling infrastructure across the city’s public housing developments, the agency is experimenting with utilizing what it considers underutilized land on its property, whether it’s a community center or parking lot, and allowing developers to construct housing in exchange for cash to make necessary repairs to its properties.
The developer would then lease out the land for a $1 dollar per year of the 99 year lease and collect the rents from the new developments.
But the city lied to residents (shocker) and this particular transaction will not benefit residents of Mill Brook Houses.
In The Bronx’s Mill Brook Houses, a parking lot was taken away from its residents to construct much needed senior housing in the district which you can now apply for if you or someone in your household is 62 or older.
Rents for the units are 30% of qualifying tenants’ income and applicants will also need to apply for Section 8.
50% of units are set aside for Bronx residents and qualifying NYCHA residents will get a preference for 28 of these units.
Amenities include on-site super and management, social service staff, landscaped yard as well as a second floor rooftop terrace garden, laundry on each floor, community room, built-in air conditioners in each unit, and a 24 hour attended lobby.
Annual income for a single person household must not exceed $37,350 and $42,700 for a two-person household.
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