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Lottery Opens For 99 Affordable Senior Apartments on Essex Crossing Site 6

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Rendering of 175 Delancey St. by Dattner
Rendering of 175 Delancey St. by Dattner Architects.

An affordable housing lottery opened this morning for 99 senior apartments at 175 Delancey St., part of the Essex Crossing project.

All of the apartments, located on site 6 of the large mixed-use development, are one-bedroom units. At least one applicant must be 55 years of age or older. There are various income bands for the apartments, ranging from no income up to 90% of Area Median Income (AMI). Monthly rent will be set from $396-$1254. The largest block of apartments (75 units) are available to households earning between $21,066-$43,500/year.

Half of the apartments have been designated for residents of Community District 3. This project is, of course, rising in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. Within the local set aside, former site tenants will have priority for the available units.

You can apply for these apartments through the NYC Housing Connect website. If you would like a paper application, send a request to: Essex Crossing Site 6/ Triborough Finance New Station, PO Box 2010, New York, NY 10035-9997. June 16 is the application deadline.

The Essex Crossing project will eventually include 1,078 apartments, 561 (or 52%) of them affordable. In addition to the 99 apartments, there will be a 55,000 square foot medical facility in this building from NYU Langone, a senior center and social enterprise cafe from Grand Street Settlement and an educational institution (not yet named). The 14-story building, designed by Dattner Architects, includes outdoor roof space.

Essex Crossing Project Manager Isaac Henderson said in a statement, “175 Delancey is designed specifically to meet urgent neighborhood needs – low-income seniors in particular… From the outset, we’ve prioritized our affordable units, and now have begun construction on 313 of the project’s 561 overall affordable units. We’re looking forward to starting construction on the second phase of Essex Crossing later this year.”

A housing lottery for another building, 145 Clinton St., got underway last month. The lotteries for two additional buildings, on Essex Crossing sites 1 and 2, will begin in the coming weeks. The project is being built by Delancey Street Associates, a consortium consisting of BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Investment Partners.

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