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Snag a $913 Studio Apartment in Harlem

By Katherine Lavacca | July 14, 2017 2:31pm | Updated on July 17, 2017 7:33am
 The newly constructed 12-story building located at 2211 Third Ave. will feature a first floor super market.
The newly constructed 12-story building located at 2211 Third Ave. will feature a first floor super market.
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HAP Investment Developers

HARLEM — Applications for 24 below market rate apartments located in East and Central Harlem are now available through the city's affordable housing program.

Twenty-two of the apartments are at 2211 Third Ave. at a newly constructed HAP Developer's building in East Harlem. The 12-story building boasts 108 apartments in total, and will feature a supermarket on the first floor, according to the developer's site.

Applicants need to meet a 60 percent area median income (AMI) for all units, or between $33,189 to $57,240 depending on the size of the unit and how many people are in the household.

Applicants who snag one of these apartments will have access to amenities such as in-unit laundry, doorman service, a community gym and outdoor spaces as well as storage, bike racks and on-site parking.

There are three studios renting for $913 a month, seven one-bedroom units at $980 and 12 two-bedroom units at $1,183.

Preference will be given to residents in Manhattan Community Board 11. The deadline to apply is Sept. 12.

 READ MORE: INTERACTIVE: What is AMI?

The other two newly renovated apartments in Central Harlem are in a four-story walkup at 40 W. 126 St. Applicants need to make between $34,800 to $45,840 depending on the household size.

The amenities in this building are limited, but include security cameras, intercom systems and coin laundry in building.

The building is within walking distance to the 2, 3, A, B, C and D trains and near restaurants such as Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster and Sylvia’s.

Both available units are one-bedrooms renting for $1,015 a month, with preference given to residents in Manhattan Community Board 10. The deadline to apply is Aug. 3.

 READ MORE: How to Apply for Affordable Housing in New York City

If you want to boost your odds of scoring an affordable apartment in the city try checking for apartments available on the state's Homes and Community Renewal webpage

Tens of thousands of people enter the affordable housing lotteries when new units become available.

On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city helped finance a record 24,293 affordable housing units — a mix of new construction and preserved units — in fiscal year 2017.