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$396 Senior Apartments Up for Grabs at Essex Crossing Complex

By Allegra Hobbs | April 17, 2017 1:40pm
 The Essex Crossing's sixth site will be located at 175 Delancey St.
The Essex Crossing's sixth site will be located at 175 Delancey St.
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LOWER EAST SIDE — Seniors can now submit applications for low-cost apartments, starting at $396, attached to outpatient surgery and senior centers at the Essex Crossing development.

The 99 one-bedrooms at the 175 Delancey St. site, available to individuals or households with a member 55 years old or older, are up for grabs through the city's affordable housing lottery as of Monday, developer Delancey Street Associates announced.

The 14-story building will include a 55,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery center from NYU Langone as well as a senior center run by Grand Street Settlement. It is slated to open in late 2018.

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The one-bedroom apartments vary in cost depending on the prospective tenant's annual income — only those earning below 90 percent of the area's median income will be eligible.

The following apartments are up for grabs for applicants within the following income limits:

► Eight one-bedrooms for $396 a month for single renters who qualify for Section 8 housing earning between $0 and $19,050 a month or two-person households earning collectively between $0 and $21,750.

► Six one-bedrooms for $396 a month for single renters earning between $15,532 and $19,050 or two-person households earning between $15,532 and $21,750.

► 20 one-bedrooms for $558 a month for single renters earning between $21,086 and $25,400 or two-person households earning between $21,086 and $29,000.

► 55 one-bedrooms for $882 a month for single renters earning between $32,195 and $38,100 or two-person households earning between $32,195 and $43,500.

► 10 one-bedrooms for $1,254 a month for single renters earning between $44,949 and $57,150 or two-person households earning between $44,949 and $65,250.

Residents of Community Board 3, spanning the Lower East Side, East Village, and Chinatown, will be given preference for half of the affordable units. Former residents of the Seward Park Extension Urban Renewal Area (SPEURA) — bordered by Essex, Delancey, Grand and Willet streets — between 1965 and 1973 will be given preference for half of those units.

Additionally, several units will be set aside for those with disabilities — applicants with mobility disabilities will receive preference for 5 percent of the apartments, while those with hearing or vision disabilities will receive preference for 2 percent of the apartments.

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The deadline for applications is June 16, 2017. For more information on eligibility and income guidelines, click here.

Amenities at 175 Delancey St. will include a fitness room, bicycle room, laundry room, community room and a rooftop garden, the developer said.

The building is one of Essex Crossing's nine development sites, which will bring a total of 1,078 new housing units, 561 of which will be below-market-rate. The mega-development, rising along Delancey Street between Essex and Attorney Streets, will also hold several shopping and entertainment options, including a Trader Joe'sPlanet Fitness, a 14-screen Regal Cinemas theater, and an underground market and beer hall.

The entire project is slated for completion in 2024.