Another day, another affordable housing lottery. This time it’s in Bushwick: 20 newly constructed units at 616 Bushwick Avenue, a development named the Saint Marks Apartments, are now accepting applications.
The lucky lottery winners will share the Apartments – a gut-renovated 1890 brick church and new elevator building – with luxury renters paying full price and who, according to unit stagings photos, really love their antlers and succulents.
There’s a single studio apartment available for $822/month for a single human making $28,183 to $38,100 a year; nine two-bedrooms for $899/month for one- to two-person families making a combined $30,823 to $43,500 a year; and ten two-bedrooms for $1,071/month for two- to four-person families making $36,720 to $54,360 a year.
These rates are meant to be affordable for those making 60 percent of the average median income, AKA area residents who are richer than 59 percent of the neighborhood and for whom this rent should constitute no more than a third of their monthly income.
The apartments are a short walk from the M, J, and Z stop at Myrtle Ave.
Per usual, a portion of units will go to those with mobility, vision, or hearing disabilities, municipal employees, and area residents (in this case, those living within Brooklyn Community Board 4). Also, up to a quarter of units “may be allocated through referrals of applicants from city agencies,” rather, now is the time to call in any and all favors you’re owed by those with connections to City Hall.
Applications are due on the first of May. Don’t be scammed: There’s never a broker’s fee for these lotteries, and you should apply through NYC Housing Connect.