Application, moving in and general questions
What is the purpose of Montefiore housing?
What properties are available for house staff?
Who is eligible for housing?
How do I apply for housing (house staff)?
What are the occupancy standards?f
Did you receive my application?
How do you decide who gets an apartment?
How do you determine residency?
Can I request a particular floor or unit?
Can I view the apartment that I was assigned or a similar apartment?
I no longer need housing/I do not want the unit I was assigned; what should I do?
Can I move into my apartment before July 1?
I was wait listed for housing; what is the next step?
Where do I pick up my keys?
How can I get parking?
Can I bring a pet?
Why do I need renter's insurance?
I want new cabinets, flooring, etc. What should I do?
Can I install my own carpet, cabinets, etc.?
Can I have a grill on my terrace?
I forgot my keys what should I do?
Who is eligible to request a transfer to a new unit?
I would like to rent the community room?
Can I install a washing machine/dishwasher in my unit?
Will my rent come from my paycheck?
Do I have to be on payroll deduction?
What if rent did not come out of my paycheck?
Where do I send my payment if I pay by check?
Are there late fees for not paying rent/parking on time?
What are the fees for a bounced check (NSF check)?
Is the rent payroll deduction pre or post tax?
Is rent pro-rated if I move before the end of the month?
What utilities are included with my rent?
Move Out Questions
What notice do I have to give that I am going to move out?
When will I receive my deposit?
Why will it take so long to get my deposit back?
For what reasons would I lose all or part of my security deposit?
How much will I lose from my security deposit for a certain infraction?
What is the paint rider?
Who does not have to worry about the paint rider?
My program is ending and I was hired as an attending doctor at Montefiore, can I stay in Montefiore housing?
I don't have a forwarding address yet, how can I get my security deposit back?
Is there anything I need to do when I move?
I want to be there when my unit is inspected, what do I have to do?
Application, Move In, and General Questions
Montefiore Housing provides affordable housing to house staff at three residential buildings. Separately, Montefiore owns approximately 25 cooperative/condo units throughout the Bronx which are made available to any Montefiore associate, excluding House Staff (there is currently a wait list for these units). See Coop/Condo housing section if you are not/will not be a member of house staff.
Monte I (3411 Wayne Avenue); Monte II (3450 Wayne Avenue) and Riverdale (3636 Waldo Avenue)
For the three main properties (Wayne/Waldo Ave), only house staff are eligible. The house staff office makes the final determination of eligibility. See Coop/Condo housing section if you are not/will not be a member of House Staff.
Studio: One to two Occupants; one bedroom: Minimum two occupants; two bedroom: Minimum three occupants. Click here for more information.
You will receive all application status updates through the email address that you provided on your application. We recommend you use an address that you will have access to through July. You should have received an email confirming receipt of your application as soon as it was received.
If you did not, please contact the Housing office at 718-920-5088.
You may not receive another email until May 1, the date when house staff will confirm your eligibility. The Housing office will make assignments in the first few weeks of May. We will attempt to notify all applicants of their assignment status no later than May 20. Please do not call the office prior to May 20 for an update on your status, unless you did not receive a confirmation of receipt email.
Housing is not guaranteed for any applicant. The Housing office works with the House staff office to determine assignment criteria. Einstein students are given first priority due to Montefiore's association with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Remaining assignments are largely made based on the distance of your current address.
House staff requires proof of residency when you submit your application. Please note that the address you use on your application should reflect your current address as of the application date.
For example, if you grew up in Austria, but spent the last year in the Bronx; you are considered local, not international.
Housing is assigned based on eligibility, availability and occupancy standards. We will consider all reasonable requests, but we are not able to accommodate specific preferences. Note any preferences in the remarks section of the application.
Due to the heavy amount of turnover and the fact that most units are occupied through June 30, we are unable to allow you to view units. If you are assigned a unit, we will send you a floor plan with the layout of that unit.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer interested in being assigned a unit. We have a long wait list each year and someone else will likely be very happy to take your place. If you are still interested in housing, but not the unit assigned to you; please notify us and we can keep you on the waiting list.
Current occupants generally have until June 30 to move out. If you unit is available earlier and all required documents and payments have been received by our office, we will allow you to move a few days earlier at no additional expense to you. You will be notified if you can move early via email at the address you used on your application. Call volume is especially high in June and we ask that you not call to inquire about an early move, we WILL email you if you unit is available early. If you do not receive such an email, you can pick up your keys on the 1st day of your lease.
We will keep all wait listed applicants on our wait list until July 31. A number of units will become available over the next few months. (The largest influx of units is generally in November). To remain on the wait list, you must contact us one time per month after July 31 by email email@example.com or fax 718-654-4205. While we cannot make any guarantee, in past years we have been able to accommodate all applicants who remained on the wait list by December.
Your keys can be picked up at the front desk of the building you are assigned on the start date of your lease.
Tenants of 3411 Wayne Ave. and 3450 Wayne Avenue are eligible for parking in the garage at 3450 Wayne Avenue. You must contact the 210th Street garage to be placed on the wait list. Call 718-920-6350. Tenants of Waldo Avenue may fill out the application included with their lease and return to the housing office at 718-654-4205. Parking is limited and not guaranteed at any property. Click here for the Waldo Avenue parking application. Available only to residents of 3636 Waldo Avenue.
Pets are strictly prohibited and your lease will be cancelled if you obtain a pet.
The building does not cover tenants' personal belongings. If a tenant has damage to their personal belongings, they must make a claim to their renter's insurance company. The company may in turn make a claim to building insurance depending on the circumstances.
Put in a work request at the front desk. The superintendent will take a look to determine any repairs that are necessary.
Requests to make renovations must be made in writing to the housing manager. If approved, the contractor must provide a certificate of insurance. The tenant is still responsible for leaving the unit in the same condition it was received.
For example, if the tenant puts in carpeting and it damages our tile floors, the tenant will be held responsible for the damage.
Grills of any kind are prohibited by NYC and Montefiore Fire policy.
Lockouts are responded to during regular business hours, as a courtesy. After hours and on weekends, a tenant must call a locksmith at his own expense. Tenants will also be responsible for re-keying the lock to the master cylinder, if necessary. If lockouts during regular hours are deemed excessive, we reserve the right to forego lockout service.
An applicant is eligible for a transfer if:
a) They are a member of House Staff
b) They are making a move to a larger type unit (no lateral moves allowed) and qualify for the larger unit based on occupancy standards
c) They have lived in Montefiore Housing for at least 6 Months
NOTE: There are no fees to transfers, however, the paint rider is still in effect. Transfers are not made during the turnover months (May - September). Click here for the transfer application.
Any Montefiore associate or department may rent the community room at 3450 Wayne Avenue. Check availability with the building superintendent. Rate: $140 plus $200 damage deposit.
No. The plumbing is not set up to handle in-unit washers. Your lease can be cancelled for violating this policy and you will be responsible for any damage caused by this installation.
If the tenant is on Montefiore payroll, the rent (beginning with the second month-1st month must be paid by certified check or money order) will automatically be taken each month over the first two pay periods of that month; Jacobi residents must pay by check as we do not have access to Jacobi payroll.
All tenants on Montefiore payroll are required to pay by payroll deduction.
Tenants should call our office immediately if the full deduction was not taken from their paycheck and are still responsible for all rent payments.
Checks may be left in the Rent Drop Box located in the lobby of Monte I - 3411 Wayne Avenue (to the right of the security desk) or mailed to the main hospital address to the attention of the housing office.
A $35.00 late fee is charged for any rent received after the 10th of each month. As payroll deduction is taken throughout the month and not in advance, the fee does not apply to funds collected through payroll deduction. Late fees do apply if the full scheduled rent is not collected through payroll deduction by the end of the month.
If you are on leave or for other reasons, and the full rent is not taken through payroll deduction, you must pay any balance by check.
A $50.00 fee, or our actual charge from the bank if it is higher, is charged for a payments not honored by the bank.
The rent payroll deduction is post tax. You do pay taxes on the portion of the paycheck that goes towards rent.
No, all lease renewals are for the entire month. Rent is not pro-rated.
Monte I: Water/Sewer, Gas
Monte II: Water/Sewer, Gas, Electric
Waldo: Water/Sewer, Gas
Move Out Questions
Tenants must give 30 days written notice prior to lease renewal of their intent to move out. The notice should give the date the lease will end, which should always be the last day of a month. All renewals are for a full month and rent is not pro-rated if the unit is vacated earlier. This notice should include a the name, apartment number of the tenant, forwarding address and phone number, if known. If the tenant's program is ending, this should be noted.
We will process your deposit within two weeks of your lease end date. You will receive your full deposit, minus any amount taken for damages or arrears, within two months. Please be sure you have provided us with a forwarding address.
We do our best to process all move outs as soon as possible. After our office signs off, the requests then go to the Financial Accounting Department. Financial Accounting reviews and sends the request to the bank. The bank will then send us the payment and we will then mail it out promptly to you.
Most tenants receive their full deposit back and normal wear and tear is expected. When you move out, the unit is expected to be left in "broom clean" condition. You may lose all or a portion of your deposit if the unit is especially dirty, if furniture is left behind, or if there is damage to your unit not attributable to normal wear and tear.
If you have arrears, we will take the amount owed and return any remainder.
General Price for common infractions and actual price may be higher, depending on our costs:
Broken Window: $150
Walls painted other than linen white: $100/wall which requires extra coats of paint
Apartment left exceptionally dirty: $100
Large furniture left in apartment: $125
House Lock needs to be replaced: $95
Flooring/Cabinetry needs to be replaced if caused by tenant at full deposit
Parking Card not returned (Waldo Ave): $150
This list is meant as a guide and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of potential infractions.
As part of the lease agreement, each tenant must sign the paint rider. The paint rider says that if a tenant voluntarily vacates the unit prior to its due date (three years from the lease start date), the tenant is responsible for the cost of painting the unit when they vacate. Our actual expenses for painting a unit as of January 1 are $625 for a studio unit, $775 for a one bedroom, $925 for a two bedroom unit. The prices are listed as a guide and are subject to change without notice--the actual charge to a tenant when applicable shall reflect Montefiore's actual cost to paint the unit.
Tenants whose programs have ended, tenants who have resided in the same unit for three or more years and tenants who are terminated are not charged for the basic cost of painting the unit. They may still be charged for any additional expenses we incur, such as additional coats of paint due to dark colors on the walls.
Housing is strictly reserved for House Staff members. Once a House Staff member's program ends, they are no longer eligible for housing. Housing cannot be extended. No exceptions. Extensions cannot be given by your department head or director.
Housing is strictly reserved for House Staff members. Once a House Staff member's program ends, they are no longer eligible for housing even if they are hired by Montefiore in some other capacity, such as attending doctor. Housing cannot be extended. No exceptions.
Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after your move. Unclaimed checks can be picked up at the Housing office through September.
If you haven't already done so, please provide 30 days written notice prior to lease renewal and provide a forwarding address for return of your security deposit. Leave your unit in broom clean condition and hand your keys to the security guard or superintendent. Sign the move out log book at the front desk if moving in June.
Please schedule a walk through with the superintendent. Please be aware that the superintendent's time will be very limited on June 30 due to the high volume of move outs and it may not be possible to schedule a specific time for your walk through on that day.
(Cooperative/Condominium Housing is available to all Montefiore Associates, except House Staff)
Any Montefiore associate is eligible for the coop/condo units. Associates placed in our cooperative housing must submit a Board application, submit to a credit check and be willing to supply detailed financial information.
Coop applicants must contact our office every six months to remain on the wait list for cooperative/condo housing
Some applicants on the wait list put in their application in 2003. Availability is very limited and units do not become available often.