An architect's rendering of 3160 Park Avenue.
An architect’s rendering of 3160 Park Avenue.

A development at 3160 Park Avenue in Melrose, with 151 apartments the city deems affordably-priced, are now open for prospective tenants to apply for. Tenants with incomes ranging as low as $19,612 and up to $105,100 for a household of six, are eligible participate in the lottery to get an apartment.

The new building is being constructed on land that was previously vacant.

The rents range from as low as $532 a month for a one-bedroom apartment to $1,683 a month for a three-bedroom apartment.

The eleven-story building will include 45 one-bedroom, 80 two-bedroom, and 27 three-bedroom apartments, with available rents for affordable to very low- and low-income households. The building will also include over 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail for a New York City Food Retail Expansion to Support Health supermarket.

More information on available apartments and instructions on how to apply are available in English and six other languages on the NYC Housing Connect website.

The deadline for applying is September 9, 2016. Eligible applicants who have been selected can expect to start moving into their new homes by the end of 2016.

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development is helping financing the project, along with the New York City Housing Development Corporation and Trinity Financial, Inc. The department’s website can help applicants better understand issues such as finding housing, learning what to expect when and after they apply, and information on income guidelines.

All registered applicants are notified via email when new lotteries are posted to the Housing Connect site. Instructions on how to submit a paper application are also available, and listed in each housing lottery advertisement. Applicants may not submit both a paper application and a web application for the same project. Duplicate applications will be disqualified, as an applicant can only apply once to any given development.

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