The national nonprofit Artspace and the local affordable housing group El Barrio’s Operation Fightback, is converting the defunct P.S. 109 into 90 units of affordable housing located at 215 E. 99th Street. The tenant selection process will give preference to artists, but applications will be open to all, and 50 percent of the homes will be reserved for current East Harlem residents. The application process will begin next spring for studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. The development is poised to go online as early as October 2014 according to DNA Info.