Affordable Housing Lottery Launched for Renovated Building on West End Avenue

101 West End Avenue. Photograph via NYC Housing Connect.

By Carol Tannenhauser

An affordable housing lottery has been launched for 101 West End Avenue, a recently renovated 35-story, residential building located at West 64th Street, a block from Riverside Park South.

There are 26 units available, including 5 studios, 19 one-bedrooms and 2 two-bedrooms. The lottery is for people making up to 130% of the area median income. For the two-bedrooms that means that a household making as much as $167,570 can apply. The rent on the two-bedrooms is $2,760.

Tenants are responsible for electricity, the city says. Cooking gas, heat, hot and cold water are included.

Amenities include pet-friendly policies, a shared laundry room, gym, children’s playroom, rooftop terrace and access to an on-site resident manager and concierge, according to NY YIMBY. “Units will come with air conditioning, stainless steel and Energy Star appliances, quartz countertops, and some residences will have private outdoor space.”

Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than January 27, 2022.

To request an application go to NYC Housing Connect. Click on open lotteries, then the ad for the building, and scroll down to the application. The site also has helpful guides to applying for affordable housing.

To request an application by mail, send a self-addressed envelope to: 101 West End Avenue c/o CMP Consultants, Inc PO Box 910, Valley Stream NY 11582. Only send one application per development.

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    1. Judy and Bernie Rachelle says:

      I look forward to a neighborhood that has more social opportunities and activities to fit my needs.

    2. Jo says:

      Minimum income $73,200. For a studio. 🙄

      • Jen says:

        The “affordable” housing program is a joke. First, the number of the apartments is so small, ir doesn’t make any difference whatsoever. Second – income of $73000 for a studio? If a single person makes $73000, they can afford housing l, not necessarily in most expensive areas, but nevertheless.

        What about single moms with children, who make $73000? Too much for NYCHA housing (and who wants to risk their and their children safety anyway), but not enough for a 2-bedroom anywhere pretty much.

        Not even clear whom this program is even benefiting. The people in dire need of affordable housing are still falling through the cracks.

        I wish developers were required to build schools and not just give a few apartments away which is peanuts to them and useless for the community.

    3. John says:

      If you make 167,570 you should not be eligible.

      • Irena says:

        Agreed. This is NOT affordable housing for people who make so much less and need real affordable housing. It’s just a price reduction from market rates.

        If you need an income of $73,000 for a studio? Give me a break. That person is making a lot more money than people who truly need housing but make not even half of that. Ridiculous

    4. B.B. says:

      Am surprised at some of these comments.

      Numbers mentioned are *GROSS* income which no one actually takes home. In HCL state and city of New York *NET* income easily is one-third less after federal, state and local taxes are deducted from paychecks. That is number people actually have to live off.

      Further deductions from gross income include health insurance, retirement and other savings, union dues and other amounts.

      Landlords generally want a 40X rent to income ratio. City is not doing itself nor landlords any favors by giving lottery apartments to people who on paper cannot comfortably pay rent on time each month.

      Worse, these units are subject to rent stabilization either permanently or for period of years. Thus once a lottery tenant moves in they cannot be touched except for certain circumstances.

      Market rate tenants who consistently pay late and or rack up housing court actions can be denied renewal leases. RS tenants pretty much can do what they like because such market forces do not apply.

    5. B.B. says:

      Furthermore on other side of things as of 2019 rent laws luxury decontrol was eliminated. Households can now have income of hundreds thousands per year or even millions, and still keep a RS apartment with monthly rent of only $2k or some other comparatively low amount.

    6. SCPNYC says:

      The rent on their “affordable” studio apartment js the same as what one rents for now. I’ve been trying the lottery for years. Every single apt they offer my income falls into a gap where my income doesn’t appear in their requirement range. My income is either over by $1k for the lowest category or under by $3k for the next category. I don’t understand how this gap exists in the lottery matrix.

      • B.B. says:

        That topic has been discussed ad nauseum on a CD forum: http://www.city-data.com/forum/new-york-city-housing-lottery/

        Basically yes, there is a method to city’s madness. People are either make too little or too much money for these “affordable” lottery units.

        However if you are within that sweet spot, then world is your oyster. Those who fit that economic demographic often win lottery units time after time.

    7. Kathleen says:

      What a joke.

    8. Kitty says:

      For the two-bedrooms that means that a household making as much as $167,570 can apply. The rent on the two-bedrooms is $2,760.Since when are these ‘affordable’ figures? Time for the City Council to get back to the drawing board – fast. This is
      disgraceful.