10 Truly Affordable Housing Lotteries Open in Brooklyn

710 Grand Street. Photo from Google Maps.

While we often discuss if affordable housing is actually affordable, here are a few new truly affordable Brooklyn housing lotteries currently open for applications.

755 and 765 Bedford Avenue Apartments, Bedford-Stuyvesant

  • The building includes newly constructed three-bedroom units available through the lottery.
  • Nine apartments are available at 130% AMI (area median income).
  • Rent is $3,122 for the three-bedroom units, and households applying should have an income of at least $107,040. Households should be between 3-7 people. The maximum income for 7 people is $172, 120.
  • A percentage of units is set aside for applicants with disabilities (mobility – 5%, vision/hearing – 2%).
  • Applications close April 2, 2020.

2437 Pitkin Avenue Apartments, East New York

  • The building includes newly constructed one- and two-bedroom units available through the lottery.
  • There are a total of 10 units available, at 40% and 130% AMI (area median income).
  • One-bedrooms start at $783 for one person making $26,846 – $28,880, two making $26,846 – $34,160, or three people making $26,846 – $38,440.
  • Two-bedrooms start at $939 for two people with a combined income of at least $32,195.
  • A percentage of units is set aside for applicants with disabilities (mobility – 5%, vision/hearing – 2%) residents of Manhattan Community Board 5 (50%), and municipal employees (5%).
  • Applications close April 2, 2020.

146 Erasmus Street Apartments, East Flatbush

  • The building includes three newly constructed units available through the lottery.
  • There are one and two-bedroom apartment units available at 130% AMI (area median income).
  • The one-bedroom rent is $1,749 for one person making $59,966 – $97,110, or up to three people making a total of between $59,966 – $124,930.
  • Two-bedrooms are $1,999 for two people making $68,583 – $111,020. For five people, income can be $68,583 – $149,890.
  • A percentage of units is set aside for applicants with disabilities (mobility – 5%, vision/hearing – 2%).
  • Applications close April 3, 2020.

836 Monroe Street Apartments, Bedford-Stuyvesant

  • The building includes three newly constructed units available through the lottery.
  • There are one and two-bedroom units available at 130% AMI (area median income).
  • Rent is $2,253 for a one-bedroom with one person making $77,246 – $97,110 or up to $124,930 three people. Rent is $2,719 for a two-bedroom with two people making $93,223 – $149,890.
  • A percentage of units is set aside for applicants with disabilities (mobility – 5%, vision/hearing – 2%).
  • Applications close April 6, 2020.

710 Grand Street Apartments, Williamsburg

  • The building includes 2 newly constructed one-bedroom units available through the lottery, and offers washer/dryer in unit, video intercom, elevator, a rooftop with outdoor kitchen, dishwasher, balcony, and storage.
  • The units are available at 130% AMI (area median income).
  • Rent is $2,184 with one person making $74,880 – $97,110, two people making $74,880 – $111,020, or three people making $74,880 – $124,930.
  • A percentage of units is set aside for applicants with disabilities (mobility – 5%, vision/hearing – 2%).
  • Applications close April 7, 2020.

1705 East 17th Street Apartments, Midwood

  • The building includes 11 newly constructed units available through the lottery, with studio, one-, and two-bedroom units, and offers a card-operated laundry room for additional fees, as well as a recreation room.
  • The units are available at 130% AMI (area median income).
  • Rent starts at $1,400 for a studio apartment with one person making $48,000 – $97,110 or two people making $48,000 – $111,020.
  • One-bedroom apartments rent for $1,800 with one person making $61,715 – $97,110, and are also available for two or three people.
  • Two-bedrooms apartments rent for $2,200 with two people making $75,429 – $111,020, and up to five people with a total income of $75,429 – $149,890.
  • A percentage of units is set aside for applicants with disabilities (mobility – 5%, vision/hearing – 2%).
  • Applications close April 10, 2020.

102 Quincy Street Apartments, Bedford-Stuyvesant

  • The building includes 3 newly constructed units available through the lottery, with one- and two-bedroom units, and the building provides a bike room, balconies, and a card-based laundry system.
  • The units are available at 130% AMI (area median income).
  • Rent starts at $2,000 for a one-bedroom, with one person making $68,572 – $97,110 and up to three people making $68,572 – $124,930. Rent for a two-bedroom is $2,500, with two people making $85,715 – $111,020 and up to five people making $85,715 – $149,890.
  • A percentage of units is set aside for applicants with disabilities (mobility – 5%, vision/hearing – 2%).
  • Applications close April 14, 2020.

701 Quincy Street Apartments, Bedford-Stuyvesant

  • The building includes 2 newly constructed units available through the lottery, and offers stainless steel appliances as well as in-unit washer/dryer.
  • The units are studios and one-bedrooms available at 130% AMI (area median income).
  • Studios are $1,850 with one person making $63,429 – $97,110. Rent for one-bedrooms is $2,150 with one person making $73,715 – $97,110 and up to three people making $73,715 – $124,930.
  • A percentage of units is set aside for applicants with disabilities (mobility – 5%, vision/hearing – 2%).
  • Applications close April 14, 2020.

15 Hunterfly Place Apartments, Bedford-Stuyvesant

  • The building includes 3 newly constructed units available through the lottery, with one- and two-bedroom units. The building includes stainless steel appliances and rooftop access.
  • The units are available at 130% AMI (area median income).
  • Rent for a one-bedroom is $2,150 for one person making $73,715 – $97,110 and up to three people making $73,715 – $124,930.
  • Rent for a two-bedroom is $2,350 with two people making $80,572 – $111,020 and up to three people making $80,572 – $149,890.
  • A percentage of units is set aside for applicants with disabilities (mobility – 5%, vision/hearing – 2%).
  • Applications close April 16, 2020.

Fountain Seaview A2, East New York

  • Fountain Seaview A2 is a residential building located at 911 Erskine Street. It has a community room (appointments only), bike room, laundry room, outside recreation area, and parking (additional fees apply).
  • The building includes 199 newly constructed units available through the lottery, with studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units.
  • The units are available at 30%, 40%, 50% and 60% AMI (area median income).
  • Studios start at $328 for one person making $13,440 – $22,410 or two people making $13,440 – $25,620. One-bedrooms start at $419, two-bedrooms start at $509, and three-bedrooms start at $582.
  • A percentage of units is set aside for applicants with disabilities (mobility – 5%, vision/hearing – 2%) residents of Brooklyn Community Board 5 (50%), and municipal employees (5%).
  • Applications close May 27, 2020.

You can apply for NYC’s affordable housing lottery here.

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Ana Lucia Murillo

Ana Lucia is a reporter and covers the Latinx community in Brooklyn. Questions & tips: amurillo@bklyner.com

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  1. I make $50k a year, where do I fit in these lotteries (two knee replacements require lower floors) paying affordable rent for 1 bedroom paying maximum $800 monthly? I may need to move and don’t want to be homeless.

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