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New York City Chrystie Street affordable apartments start at $677 for a studio

Beth Torres

If you’re looking for an affordable New York City apartment in a newer building, you might want to check out 171 Chrystie Street. NYC Housing Connect has announced the availability of affordable housing apartments starting at $677 for a studio, $725 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,362 for a two-bedroom apartment.

The building was completed in 2021 and is described as “beautifully designed” with “unique amenities and spaces for all.” The 16-story complex is located where Nolita meets the Lower East Side.

There are a limited number of apartments set aside with reduced rent available through the city’s affordable housing lottery. In exchange for offering affordable housing, the developer anticipates receiving a tax exemption offered by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Chrystie Street apartment amenities

Here’s a partial list of some of the building’s amenities. Note that some amenities are subject to additional fees:

  • Fitness center and spa
  • Pet spa
  • Second floor lounge
  • Part-time attended lobby
  • Virtual door attendant
  • Roof deck
  • Elevator
  • Storage
  • Bike storage lockers
  • Shared laundry room
  • Onsite resident manager
  • Access to public transportation
  • Pet friendly
  • Energy-efficient appliances

Income limitations

To receive the discounted rent, applicants will need to meet certain income requirements. Also, be aware that there are a limited number of apartments available with discounted rent.

For example, there are five studios available for $677 per month. The income limitations for these units are as follows:

  • 1-person, annual household income range $26,160 - $33,440
  • 2-people, annual household income range $26,160 - $38,200

How to apply for affordable housing

These apartments are available through a housing lottery. To apply, go to NYC Housing Connect and complete the online application. If you prefer, you may also request a mail-in application through the site.

There is no fee to apply. The application deadline is May 23, 2022.

Other affordable housing opportunities in New York City

This isn’t the only opportunity for discounted rent. In another article, we discussed a recently renovated building in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. The 30-story building located at 90 Sands Street has 185 affordable units. Rents start at $1,215 per month for a one-bedroom unit and $537 a month for a studio. Read our article here and check out the details on the Sands Street complex.

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