A prime opportunity has arrived for seniors seeking affordable housing in the Parkchester neighborhood of The Bronx. Introducing Parkchester Gardens Senior Apartments, a recently constructed development situated at 1701 Purdy Street. This eight-story building comprises 153 units and stands in close proximity to the historic Parkchester Condominiums. It offers an array of amenities tailored to the needs of The Bronx’s aging population. Expect to find conveniences like an on-site gym, bike storage lockers, a shared laundry room, a recreation room, outdoor areas, package lockers, 24/7 security, and even a dishwasher in each unit.
Connected and Convenient
Living at Parkchester Gardens Senior Apartments means being well-connected. The Castle Hill subway station, served by the 6 train, is just a stone’s throw away. Additionally, the development is conveniently serviced by several bus routes including the Bx4, Bx4A, Bx22, Bx40, and Bx42. For those heading to Queens, the Q44 bus is available, while the BxM 6 express bus offers easy access to Manhattan. In the near future, Parkchester Gardens Senior Apartments will also benefit from a brand-new Metro North stop as part of the Metro North Penn Station Access project, which will introduce four new stations in the East Bronx.
Rendering for 1701 Purdy Street/Via Housing Connect
No Pets Allowed
It’s important to note that Parkchester Gardens Senior Apartments operates a strict no-pet policy. Unfortunately, if you’re a senior with a furry companion, you won’t be able to bring them along with you.
Affordable Rent Based on Income
Parkchester Gardens Senior Apartments comprises 88 studio units and 65 one-bedroom apartments. Rent for each unit is determined based on income, with prospective tenants required to pay 30% of their earnings. This means that rents can be as low as $0 per month for residents with no income. Take a look at the income requirements below:
- Studios: $0 per month for households earning $0-$53,400
- One-bedroom units: $0 per month for households earning $0-$60,050
Actual kitchen at 1701 Purdy Street/Via Housing Connnect
To qualify, you must meet the aforementioned income requirements, as well as qualify for Section-8 assistance. Additionally, at least one member of your household must be 62 years of age or older. Please note that specific requirements regarding household size and further income details can be found on the Housing Connect website.
How to Apply
Interested individuals have until December 14, 2022, to apply. Applications can be submitted online or by mail. Those opting for the latter should send a self-addressed envelope to the following address:
Parkchester Gardens Senior Apartments c/o Wavecrest Consulting LLC, 87-14 116th Street, Richmond Hill, NY 11418
A kitchen, fully equipped with a dishwasher, at 1701 Purdy Street/Via Housing Connect
Please remember that you may only submit one application, either online or by mail. Submitting multiple applications will result in disqualification in accordance with the lottery rules. Additionally, 5% of the units are reserved for individuals with mobility issues, while 2% are set aside for those with vision and/or hearing impairments.
Lastly, we would like to clarify that we are not affiliated with this or any other real estate developments and therefore cannot assist with obtaining an apartment. Kindly refrain from contacting us regarding these units.
Wishing all applicants the best of luck!
Living room/area looking towards a kitchen/Via Housing Connect