Can you imagine paying $396 per month for rent? You could — if you qualify and win a new housing lottery just announced for 198 brand-new units at 899 Elton Ave. in the Bronx’s Melrose neighborhood.

There are a number of units offered across many affordability levels, including 15 units starting at $396 per month for those who make 30 percent of the area median income; 23 units starting at $519 for those at 40 percent; 23 units starting at $670 for those at 50 percent; 90 units starting at $822 for those at 60 percent; and 47 units starting at $996 for those making 100 percent of the AMI. Details are below:

chart for 899 Elton Ave in Melrose

Chart for 899 Melrose housing lottery

Onsite amenities include laundry, fitness room, a landscaped seating area, resident gardening program, a half-time concierge, parking spaces and resident manager. (Some may require additional fees.)

To apply online, go to to register. To request an application by mail, send a self-addressed envelope to: Elton Crossing Apartments: 353 Third Ave., Suite 253, New York, NY 10010.

For any skeptics out there, read this story of someone who won the lottery. For more information, see how the NYC housing lottery works.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 28, 2017.

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