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Land a $788 Studio Apartment in the South Bronx

By Eddie Small | May 10, 2016 3:47pm
 A total of 140 new affordable apartments are available at 655 Morris Ave. in the South Bronx.
A total of 140 new affordable apartments are available at 655 Morris Ave. in the South Bronx.
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MELROSE — More than 100 new affordable apartments are up for grabs in a brand-new building at 655 Morris Ave. in the South Bronx, with rents starting as low as $788 for a studio.

The 15-story building, located next to the Governor Smith Playground, contains a total of 140 new affordable apartments, including five studios for $788 a month and two studios for $958 a month.

Locals can also apply for 52 one-bedrooms for $847 per month and 10 one-bedrooms for $1,208 per month, or 56 two-bedrooms for $1,025 per month and nine two-bedrooms for $1,458 per month.

A handful of three-bedrooms for $1,182 per month and one three-bedroom for $1,683 per month are also available.

How to Apply for Affordable Housing in New York City

In addition to apartments, the building will also include 9,500 square feet of commercial space, an 8,600-square-foot community space and 100 parking spaces, according to a report by YIMBY.

To be eligible for the apartments, applicants must make between $28,355 and $105,100 per year. Municipal employees, residents of Bronx Community Board 1 and people with mobility, hearing or vision disabilities will have priority for a percentage of the units, according to officials.

The building is smoke- and pet-free, and all applications are due July 8.

Prospective tenants can apply online on the Housing Connect website or get an application in the mail by sending a self-addressed envelope to Morris Avenue Apartments, P.O. Box 1185, New York, NY 10150.

Applications will be selected for review through a lottery, and selected applicants will be invited to an interview that is typically scheduled for between two and 10 months after the application deadline.