Affordable Housing Lottery Opens on West End Avenue for People Making as Much as $124,930

A housing lottery just opened for spots on the waiting list to live at 75 West End Avenue, a luxury rental building at 63rd Street. The housing lottery will accept 200 people onto a waiting list, with no specific timeline of when apartments might become available.

The income limits for these apartments are more middle-income than other projects. The apartments are all studios and one-bedrooms, and none are available to people who make less than $69,450. See the income limits below, and get all the info and learn how to apply here. Market rate rents for a one-bedroom in the building start at $3,400.

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    1. JD says:

      Wow, these are the most affordable apartments I’ve ever seen. What a miracle.

    2. Sean says:

      Is there a poor door?

    3. AC57 says:

      The building shown in the image is 101 West End Avenue, not 75 West End Avenue

    4. Ruth Bonnet says:

      Still doesn’t seem like a bargain to me!

    5. JS says:

      That’s AFFORDABLE???

    6. Joker says:

      Whatta joke

    7. ann says:


    8. UWSSurfer says:

      What a farce!

      We need REAL affordable housing for people
      who make REAL lousy wages since greedy Wall St. crashed the global economy in 2008.

    9. Frankie says:

      “Luxury” is a subjective word. You get what you pay for.
      This building has many old apartments, roaches, cheesy hall carpets and wall coverings, and barely working AC units. It also has many pluses, mainly staff and amenities for children.

    10. Jan says:

      Affordable housing should be more clearly defined
      to mean for those who earn less than 50/70k
      per year. Like teachers secretary’s nurses etc
      It’s used inaccurately.
      When u have housing for that income group
      THEN u can call it affordable housing but until
      then DO NOT.

      • B.B. says:

        New grad RNs in this city start at low $70k to low $90k per year; at least for hospitals.

        Seasoned RNs can (and many do) earn six figures per year, though that often includes picking up OT now and then.

        Much depends upon where professional nurse in question is employed. Top of heap are the private hospitals. City hospitals (HHC) pay a bit less, but you have benefits that come from being a municipal employee which can even things out.

      • Sean says:

        There is no such thing as a secretary these days. Technology has made them obsolete. You are your own secretary.

        • B.B. says:

          Secretaries and personal assistants are still around. You just have to be very high up the corporate food chain to get one.

          Most everyone else shares a girl or guy who works for several persons or an entire department.

          That being said days of a secretary or assistant typing up say an entire report, letter or whatever from longhand or dictation are over (absent above). These days they merely “clean up” previously typed material if anything, and that’s all.

          For at least a good decade or more now nearly every sort of “executive” position now requires fluency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or their equal.

          In past deference was made to older persons who came up in a different time. As that pool has shrunk due to retirement or death there is no excuse not knowing one’s way around computer software.

          OTOH many older physicians are closing up their practices/retiring in part because they don’t want to deal with electronic medical records.

    11. Lorraine says:

      Incredible disconnect of what is affordable housing! Has anyone seen the increase of homeless people on the streets?How about those on fixed incomes that cannot afford to live in the apartments they have? They have to share their apartments with someone else while still paying 70% of their income on rent and house whole bills! Not having enough money for food and living with the indignity of accepting food stamps. There are a lot of untold stories because the shame is too great. Our society can do better and must do better to help those who are in need.

      • Wholly Contradicting Incongruities, Batman says:

        “…. living with the indignity of accepting food stamps.”


        “Our society can do better and must do better to help those who are in need.”


    12. B.B. says:

      Single person earning $69.470 per only brings home after taxes $2,034 every two weeks. This assumes no further deductions (health insurance, savings, etc…).

      At lowest household income to qualify a single person would be paying about one-quarter to one-third (give or take) of monthly income towards rent.

      Basically one entire paycheck would go towards rent, leaving them with $2k or so per month to live upon. Not exactly poverty; but again this all assumes nothing else comes out each month (student loans, credit cards, retirement savings….).

      These rents will only go up every year assuming they are RS. BdeB and his hand picked RGB have done wonders keeping increases from zero to nil these past several years, but he’s out of office in two years.

      If or when RGB gets back to historical increases of around 2%-4% on one year leases, a whole lot of people had better watch out.

    13. kls says:

      AFFORDABLE? That Is Hardly Even NYC Humor…

    14. Vasyl says:

      Amazing place

    15. Christina Gallinari says:

      Good Morning,
      I am a practicing Attorney in midtown Manhattan. I currently live on the upper East Side but would be very interested in moving to the West Side. My current lease will expire in August 2020.
      Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

      • B.B. says:

        This is an application to be put on a waiting list. There is no promise even if one makes cut will be called for an apartment anytime soon.

        Things largely depend upon how many units vacate (death, or otherwise apartment becomes empty), in any given period.

        People have spent years or decades on these waiting lists, and never called. So long in many cases lists are closed and a new one begun.

      • Laughing says:

        You’re an attorney and couldn’t figure out that leaving a comment is not that same as applying for the lottery? Yikes!

    16. jd says:

      At the minimum, you would have to make at least $80,000 to even think of any of these apartments. And you would still be struggling. Where have you gone, Mitchell Lama?

    17. Juana Aranda says:

      My children are in foster care and they will come back if I have a home for them having my family together is the most beautiful blessings of God .

    18. Inquiry says:

      How does the income band work? What is you make less or more money the next year? What happens if you get married/someone moves in the next year?

    19. Jason haber says:

      This is the problem with “affordable” housing as we currently construct it in NYC. It’s neither affordable or helping people most in need. But at least 10,000 will sign up for the wait list. We’re in the middle of an affordable housing crisis and until we start building real affordable housing en-masse it’s only going to get worse.