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Here Are Two Affordable Housing Lotteries in East Harlem You Can Apply to Right Now


Here Are Two Affordable Housing Lotteries in Harlem You Can Apply to Right Now
Household income determines if you're qualified for NYC's housing lottery.

With average Manhattan monthly rents recently climbing past $5,000, now's definitely a good time to explore the city's affordable housing lottery program—especially if you're hoping to live uptown.


A search through NYC Housing Connect, the city's online portal for finding affordable housing, currently shows two rental lotteries in East Harlem (although as Patch pointed out, the word "affordable" is up for debate).


The final dates to send in your applications are coming up soon, so if you're interested, hurry.


Here are the details:


1661 Madison Avenue Apartments

1661 Madison Ave between E 110th and E 111th Sts

Available units: 5

Monthly rent: $2,950

Eligible household income: $101,143-$156, 130

Lottery ends: February 15, 2023


221 East 117th Street Apartments

221 E 117th St between Second and Third Aves

Available units: 4

Monthly rent: $2,250

Eligible household income: $77,143-$156,130

Lottery ends: February 7, 2023


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