65 Chances to Live in a New South Bronx Complex, from $860/month
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March 21, 2018
A South Bronx mixed-use development, dubbed the Thomas and Lilly Keller Manor, launched a housing lottery this week for 65 affordable units. Designed by Heritage Architecture, TLK Manor features two six-story buildings in Morrisania: 917 Westchester Avenue and 944 Rogers Place. The two buildings boast a unified design, seamlessly blending into one another. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from a $860/month studio to a $1,281/month three-bedroom.
The residential community was developed by Brisa Evergreen, an organization that provides affordable housing in low-income neighborhoods. The two parcels of land were sold to the developer from the Evangelical Disciples of Christ Inc. In exchange, the building on Westchester includes more than 14,000 square feet of church sanctuary space on the first and cellar levels. TLK Manor is one of the first affordable housing developments to incorporate a new church unit within its design.
The architects aimed to create a healthy indoor environment by using warm sustainable finishes as well as providing access to an ample amount of natural light. Outside, residents can enjoy the landscaped rooftop and other outdoor spaces.
Additional amenities include a church community facility, storage room, bike room and on-site laundry. Closest transit options include the 2 train and the BX6 bus.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units at TLK Manor until May 21, 2018. Fifty percent of units will be set aside for residents of Bronx Community Board 2. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.