New York’s push for affordable housing has resulted in another opportunity for sweet living in a hot neighborhood. 40 Vanderbilt, a supportive housing residence near the Navy Yard and just a hop, skip and a jump away from dive bar favorite Alibi, is now taking applicants for its fully-furnished apartments that range in cost from $492 to $664 a month. And even better than previous below-market rate apartments we’ve highlighted, this one has already gone through its housing lottery phase and is now open to members of the general public.
If you’re a single adult with no kids and make between $21,774 and $28,650 per year, you could very well end up being one of the lucky sons of bitches that gets picked to live in this bright, green-friendly building with amenities like on-site laundry, 24-hour security and a gym. It also comes with on-site social services from Brooklyn Community Housing and Services, hence the supportive housing designation.
If you want to apply, the form to fill out can be found here. After you’ve sent the application in, or probably before so that you’re not scrambling, gather: 6 consecutive pay stubs, your government ID, your 2010 and 2011 tax returns, 3 months of current, dated bank statements, proof of residency, utility bills and a $30 check or money order. Don’t send it with your application, bring these with you if you’re called in for an interview. If you get the apartment though, beers are on you. Forever.
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