Affordable Housing Lottery Opens at 108th Street

An affordable housing lottery has opened at 145 West 108th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, reports. Units range from $456/month for one-bedrooms to $1,510/month for three-bedrooms, and are available to New Yorkers earning 30 or 60 percent of the area median income.

The building is part of a new development called WSFSSH at West 108, offering affordable and senior apartments. We wrote about the project’s construction progress earlier this month.


The eleven story building is being developed by the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, and will offer “199 units for both low-income families and seniors, and an upcoming Valley Lodge facility serving 110 seniors.” The recently launched lottery is open for 79 of the apartments. According to, “the units feature GE appliances, engineered stone countertops, and luxury vinyl tile flooring.”

Amenities for residents will include a lounge, a laundry room, a bike room, a children’s playroom, and an outdoor terrace.

A second building will be located at 103 West 108th Street, closer to Columbus Avenue. This additional construction will offer 81 additional apartments and construction is expected to begin in 2023, when the currently operating parking lot‘s lease expires. The project caused a lot of controversy when it was first announced; a 2018 write-up by City Realty noted that a group called Save Manhattan Valley had formed to protest the loss of the 675 parking spots.

Qualified applicants can apply for the affordable housing lottery until June 18. Those interested can get full details here. As this website may be a bit glitchy, please reach out to or call 212-863-7990 if it isn’t working properly, or if you have questions.

The official website for the project can be visited at

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