Hall: Launch of the affordable housing lottery for 225 units at 1164 River Avenue

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By SILE MOLONEY

RIVER CREST APARTMENTS
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The New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development (HPD) has launched an affordable housing lottery for 225 units at River Crest Apartments, located at 1164 River Avenue in the Concourse section of the Bronx.

RIVER CREST APARTMENTS
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Available on NYC Housing ConnectHPD’s online portal, are 225 newly built units located within the boundaries of Bronx Community Board 4, which covers the neighborhoods of Mt. Eden, Highbridge, West Concourse, East Concourse, and Concourse Village.

RIVER CREST APARTMENTS
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Individuals or households who meet the income and household size requirements listed in the tables below are eligible to apply. The eligible income bracket is $15,429 to $132,400 and the eligible household size is one to seven people.

Eligibility Requirements Part 1
Source: New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development

Qualified applicants will be required to meet additional selection criteria.

Eligibility Requirements Part 2
Source: New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development

Applicants who live in New York City receive a general preference for apartments.

Eligibility Requirements Part 3
Source: New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development

According to HPD, the apartments feature luxury vinyl tile and Caesarstone countertops with white appliances. There is also a free high speed internet connection in the unit.

Eligibility Requirements Part 4
Source: New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development

Other amenities include assigned parking, shared laundry, high-speed internet, outdoor spaces, recreation room, security cameras, elevator, accessible entrance, and smoke-free environment.

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The building is within walking distance of Yankee Stadium to the south, as well as Mullaly Park.

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Restaurants, beauty salons and general grocery stores are all nearby.

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The building has a “no pets policy” except for disabled seniors or guide dogs for the legally blind.

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The building is accessible by metros B, D and 4 and by buses Bx1, Bx2 and Bx35. Tenants are responsible for paying their electricity bills.

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Five percent of the units are reserved for people with reduced mobility and 2% are reserved for people with visual or hearing impairments.

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Preference for a percentage of units goes to Community Board residents (50%) and New York City employees (5%).

Apply online at NYC Housing Connect or to request an application form by mail, send a self-addressed envelope to: River Crest Apartments c/o Wavecrest Consulting LLC, 87-14 116th Street, Richmond Hill, NY 11418

This table helps residents understand the AMI income categories used by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development to determine eligibility for affordable housing, which vary by household size.
Source: New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Applicants requested to submit only one application per lottery. If you apply online, do not send a paper application and vice versa. Applicants who submit more than one application may be disqualified.

The deadline to apply is June 27, 2022.

Editor’s note: Norwood News does not receive, refer or process any job applications. Please direct all questions to the New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

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