Who Should Apply?
Individuals or households who meet the income and household size requirements. Qualified applicants will be required to meet additional selection criteria. Applicants who live in New York City receive a general preference for apartments.
A percentage of units is set aside for:
Mobility-disabled applicants (5%)
Vision- or hearing-disabled applicants (2%)
Preference for a percentage of units goes to:
Residents of Bronx Community Board 3 (50%)
Municipal employees (5%)
How Do You Apply?
Apply online or through mail. To apply online, please go to nyc.gov/housingconnect.
To request an application by mail, send a self-addressed envelope to: Bronx Commons c/o Lemle & Wolff, Inc. 5925 Broadway Bronx, New York 10463.
To request an application in person, please go to:
WHEDco, 50 East 168th Street Bronx, New York 10452
Monday-Friday, between 9:00am-5:00pm
Only send one application per development. Do not submit duplicate applications. Do not apply online and also send in a paper application. Applicants who submit more than one application may be disqualified.
About NYC Housing Connect
Through the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development's online tool, NYC Housing Connect, you can search and apply for affordable housing. The first step in applying for affordable housing is to create a Housing Connect profile at: nyc.gov/housingconnect
For step-by-step instructions on how to find and secure housing, check out this guide, titled Ready, Set Apply! If you need assistance with the process, you can also check out Ready to Rent, a program run by the NYC Departments of Consumer Affairs and Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), which provides free one-on-one financial counseling and assistance with affordable housing applications.
Once you've entered all of the required information to create a profile on Housing Connect, you'll be ready to browse and apply to a large selection of housing options, including Bronx Commons.
What Happens After You Apply?
After the deadline, applications are selected for review through a lottery process. If yours is selected and you appear to qualify, you will be invited to an interview to continue the process of determining your eligibility. Interviews are usually scheduled from 2 to 10 months after the application deadline. You will be asked to bring documents that verify your household size, identity of members of your household, and your household income.