Groundbreaking for 49 affordable units
"With 150,000 people on a waiting list for public housing in New York City, you have to start somewhere.
That includes new affordable housing to rise in Morrisania that promises hope for 49 families.
Officials broke ground at 1070 Washington Avenue on Friday, May 4 for a new 7-story, $21.7 million building holding a mix of 21 public housing and 28 affordable housing units.
Ten of the affordable units will be for veterans and formerly homeless individuals and families, who will receive supportive services on site. It will include 16 studios, 11 one-bedroom units, 20 two-bedroom units, and one three-bedroom apartment.
The building’s affordable housing units will be set aside for individuals or families making below 60% of the Area Median Income, which is $49,080 for a family of four.
Tenants for the affordable housing units will be chosen by lottery, and those interested in these and other affordable housing units should visit the ‘apartment seekers’ section of the HPD website, www.nyc.gov/hpd."