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51 Affordable Senior Housing Apartments Up for Grabs in East Harlem

 Draper Hall Apartments in East Harlem has 51 below-market-rate units for seniors.
Draper Hall Apartments in East Harlem has 51 below-market-rate units for seniors.
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EAST HARLEM— Applications for 51 below-market-rate units for seniors opened up Wednesday in a 14-story building near Metropolitan Hospital— with one-bedrooms renting at 30 percent of an applicant's income. 

The building, called Draper Hall Apartments, is located at 1918 First Ave. The units will be available for residents who are age 62 or older.

The annual income requirements range from $0 to $33,400 for singles and $0 to $38,200 for a two-person household.

Eligible residents pay 30 percent of their income on rent. For example, a one-person household could pay at most $835 to rent a one bedroom under the aforementioned income requirements. 

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The building was once a dormitory for nurses before Superstorm Sandy left the building vacant, according to the Commercial Observer. The city tapped developer SKA Marin to build the 203-unit supportive housing complex, according to 6sqft

The building's amenities include a community room, laundry room, outdoor recreation area, on-site adult care, seated showers, rail bars and call buttons. 

Residents of Manhattan Community Board 11 will receive general preference. 

Applicants can apply online or request a mail-in application by sending a self-addressed envelope to Draper Hall Apartments; 98 Cuttermill Road, Suite 342 South, Great Neck, New York, 11021.