Upper West Side Housing Lottery Offers 269 Luxury Apartments, Starting at $1,041

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A new housing lottery has launched in the Upper West Side offering 269 units to low-income renters who qualify. The Waterline Square housing lottery is spread across three buildings at 675 West 59th St., 400 West 61st St. and 645 West 59th St.  Rents start at $1,041 per month for studios and go up to $1,553 for 3-bedrooms, varying with income and family size. Interested renters should apply through NYC Housing Connect before the deadline of Dec 6, 2018.

How to Apply for the Waterline Square Housing Lottery

To apply for one of the 269 available units, you must meet the household income requirements. These are set at 60 percent of the area median income (AMI) or, in other words, between $37,578 and $72,600 annually, depending on family size.

There are other criteria that may influence the selection process. Current municipal employees and applicants with disabilities impacting their audio, visual or mobile facilities receive special preference. Residents who are currently living in Manhattan Community Board 7 also receive preference.

How Do I Know If I Qualify?

See a breakdown of income requirements below:

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>> Learn more about how the NYC affordable housing lottery works

About the Waterline Square Housing Lottery

This modern waterfront complex consists of three stunning buildings designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Richard Meier & Partners Architects and Rafael Viñoly. Aside from breathtaking views, the amenities are pretty swanky too. Waterline Square features its own landscaped park, an indoor pool and spa, 30-foot rock climbing wall and a bowling alley among other perks. As an added bonus, Cipriani will make Waterline Square its first all in one restaurant, market, food hall and bar location.

Located on the cusp of Midtown and the Upper West Side, residents of this complex will have easy access to Hudson River Park, Riverside Park South and Central Park. Columbus Circle station is the closest transit hub, with access to the A,B,C,D,1 and 2 trains.

How Do I Apply?

You can apply online here. If you qualify, you will have an interview to review and confirm your eligibility. Interviews typically occur anywhere between two and 10 months after the application deadline. Be sure to go to the interview prepared. Bring documents that verify your household size, the identities of those in your household, and your household income.

When Is the Deadline?

The deadline to apply is December 6, 2018.