MOTT HAVEN—Less than a week is left to apply for brand new affordable housing units at the newly built Park Haven development being promoted via the New York City Housing Lottery.
Unlike other nearby developments being touted as “affordable”, this particular one is truly affordable with deep affordability as income requirements for qualifying households are 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) making it accessible to very low and low income households.
This means that beginning at the 30% AMI, this translates to residents making $14,915 to $23,880 a year can qualify for a studio renting for only $362 a month or $18,789 to $32,220 for a one bedroom apartment renting for $465 a month.
5% of units are set aside for applicants with mobility issues and 2% for those with visual or hearing impairments.
50% of units are set aside for applicants who live within Bronx Community Board 1 (you can enter your address here to see which community board you live in) and 5% of units are set aside for New York City employees.
Amenities include Laundry Room, Fitness Center, Community Room, Landscaped Terrace, LVT Floors, Security Cameras, Electric appliances, and Granite countertops with backsplash.
For outdoor space, besides the private exterior areas at Park Haven, you have St Mary’s Park just up the block which is currently undergoing a $30+ million renovation or you can head down to Randall’s Island and enjoy 480 acres of open, green spaces, ballfields, tennis courts, and simply being on the water given that we don’t have much access to our waterfront in the area.
Interested applicants should apply online here or you can request an application by mail by sending a self-addressed envelope to:
PARK HAVEN, P.O. BOX 316
BRONX, NY 10470
Just a reminder that you should ONLY apply once either by mail OR online and NOT both. Applying more than once per lottery may disqualify you.
Application deadline is April 26, 2021.
The city needs to focus on having truly affordable developments constructed such as Park Haven in areas like the South Bronx and not advertising luxury development as “affordable” like 101 Bruckner less than a mile away with rents of $2,300 for applicants making more than twice the area’s true median income of $25,074.
Good luck to those who apply and remember, DO NOT CONTACT WELCOME2THEBRONX REGARDING THIS OR ANY OTHER REAL ESTATE LISTING AS WE ARE NOT A REAL ESTATE COMPANY. WE’RE SIMPLY REPORTING THE NEWS.