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Bronx’s COOKFOX-designed affordable rentals get over 55,000 applications

Applicants were applying to 248 apartments in a 12-story building in Tremont

Courtesy of COOKFOX

It’s been four months since the affordable housing lottery launched on the massive COOKFOX-designed affordable complex in Tremont, in the Bronx. Now the developer of that project, the non-profit group Breaking Ground, has revealed that it received a staggering 55,163 applications for the building’s 248 apartments.

This particular complex is made up of two buildings: Park House at 4275 Park Avenue is where the above mentioned affordable apartments are located, this in turn is connected to a supportive housing building, Webster Supportive Housing, by a landscaped courtyard designed by Terrain-NYC.

Park House features a mix of studios through three-bedrooms and prices ranged from $494 for a studio to $1,181 for a three-bedroom. The apartments were open to people in a host of income brackets starting from $18,823 per year and going up to $63,060 annually.

This particular project also marks Breaking Ground’s first ground-up residence for low-income families in New York. The organization is currently the largest provider of supportive housing in the city.

“Park House will provide beautiful new homes for New York families who may be a paycheck away from falling into homelessness,” Brenda Rosen, the president of Breaking Ground, said in a statement. “The number of applications we received is yet one more clear indication that New York City needs more affordable and supportive housing to help our most vulnerable residents.”