Apartments for $508 a month?! Yes, please!

Here's the situation: Curbed reported that P.S. 186 in Harlem is in the throes of a renovation. It's being transformed from an abandoned, run-down building into a $48.6 million mixed-use development.

The focus of the development? Low-to-middle income housing. What does that mean for you? Well, if your application is chosen, you could get an apartment for as little as $508 a month.

This all began in 2014 when the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development, in tandem with Monadnock Development and Alembic Community Development, announced that they'd be rehabilitating the building.


Get ready. Housing Preservation and Development will begin accepting applications for the refurbished development's affordable apartments on February 5th.

There will be 78 affordable apartments in the building, so while that isn't a lot, it's definitely worth a shot, right?

As usual, the pricing of each apartments varies with income and the apartment's types. Of the 78 affordable apartments, there are 19 studios, 9 deluxe studios, 38-one bedrooms, and 12 two-bedrooms.

Studio prices range from $508 to $802, and they're available for people earning between $18,789 and $36,000 per year.

Pricing for deluxe studios ranges from $547 to $2,312, and they're available for people earning between $20,160 and $114,015 a year (it's a high margin, we know, but the pricing is based on income).

One bedroom costs start at $547 per month and stretch up to $2,312, available to people earning between $20,150 and $114,020.


Finally, the two bedrooms' prices start at $665 and end at $2,783, if you earn between $24,240 and $142,400 you're welcomed to apply.

You can check out the full list of units and their pricing requirements here. You can access the application here.

The building itself is owned by the site's co-developers, the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem. The building will have amenities, too, like a common space, bike storage, a laundry room, and it will also hold a facility for the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem.

Get your applying hat on, and get ready to submit your application on February 5th. If your income falls within the range of incomes, you might as well apply. You never know what will happen, as they say.


via The New York Times

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[via Curbed] [Feature Image Courtesy The New York Times]