EAST FLATBUSH/CROWN HEIGHTS — A developer who enlisted two overseas muralists to design and paint an art piece showing different cultures living together across its facade is only affordable to neighbors making 130 percent of the area’s median income or more.
What was once a parking lot for the adjacent Afb Crown Heights Int. Food Plaza stands a seven-story apartment building at 824 East New York Avenue between Schenectady and Troy Avenues. The new development—dubbed the Ensemble—sits at the border of East Flatbush and Crown Heights.
The building is located in Community Board 9 where 49 percent of its residents are rent burdened. The New York City Planning website lists affordable housing as the area’s most pressing concern. Developers listed 28 units as affordable housing and here are the amenities and what you can expect to pay:
The 94-unit building features a gym, roof deck, in-unit laundry, parking and bike room.
The affordable units are reserved for applicants earning 130% of the area median income (AMI). Applicants who meet the criteria can choose from six studio apartments at $1800/month, 19 one-bedroom at $2,200/month and three two-bedrooms at $2,600.
Annual income requirements range from $61,715 – $95,030 for single applicants looking for a studio or a one-bedroom and $75,429 – $108,550 for couples/roommates. Families of three need to make between $89,143 – $122,070 for a two-bedroom and four of you should bring in between $89,143 – $135,590 for the same two-bedroom apartment.
The deadline to submit applications is April 8, 2019. Apply here.
Check out NYC Housing Connect for more information on how to find and apply for affordable housing. Applying to any of the affordable housing units throughout the city? Tell us about your experience: firstname.lastname@example.org.