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The Atelier is an affordable housing new development project in its initial lease out - and we'd love to have you join our community! While the application process is a lottery, those who have artist certification through the City of New Rochelle receive preferred placement in the lottery. You do not need to make your living as an artist in order to become artist certified.

Income Restrictions

Occupancy Standards
Max Combined Income
1-2 Persons
One Bedroom
1-3 Persons
If you fall outside the maximum income, feel free to visit The Arc for more availabilities.

Steps To Apply


Check Qualifications

Confirm that your income is within the limitations for

The Atelier.


Schedule A Showing

Fill out our contact form to get in touch, and schedule a time to view the building.


Compile Your Application

We can assist you in becoming artist certified to receive lottery preference, as well as compile your application for the lottery.


Move In

Review of your application can take 30-45 days. If you are approved, then it is time to move in!

What Is Artist Certification?

If you are an artist, and are looking to apply with the Artist preference, you will need a certificate issued by the City of New Rochelle. You do not need to make a living as an artist in order to become artist certified. The leasing team at The Atelier can help you with this process.

As defined by the City of New Rochelle zoning code, an Artist is:

An individual who practices one of the fine, design, graphic, musical, culinary, literary, technological or performing arts; or an individual whose profession relies on the application of the above-mentioned skills to produce a unique creative product; e.g. an architect, craftsperson, chef, photographer, teacher of art/music/dance, or other qualified individual, as certified by the Municipal Art Commission.

​In order to be considered for artist certification, applicants need to present the following along with their application:

• Artist Resume

• 3 Letters of Recommendation (reflecting artistic skills/talent/work)

• 3-5 Representative examples of artwork

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