Have you ever met someone who won an affordable housing lottery? Do you have a single happy, personal story about applying for one of the city’s many non-NYCHA subsidized, randomized apartment selections? Sure you may know people who applied, but do you know people who came out of the process with their name on a lease? Statistically, it’s unlikely you do! That said, and with your expectations inline, here are two more chances to get your hopes up and chase the smokey dream of affordability.
The first is in Williamsburg, at a newly constructed building on the futuristic sounding 33 Ten Eyck St. The building boasts an elevator, outdoor area, intercom system, bicycle storage and (for extra cash) laundry facilities. There are 14 units available: nine one-bedrooms and five two-bedrooms. A single one-bedroom is available to those in the 40 percent median income bracket, meaning one- to two-person households making between $22,149 – $30,560 a year. It costs just $589/month. The other one-bedrooms are going for $929/month and are available to one- to two-person households making between $33,806 – $45,840 a year, or those with an income constituting 60 percent of the area’s median income. The five two-bedrooms are going for $1,121/month to two- to four-person households making between $40,423 – $57,240 annually.
Meanwhile, in Bed-Stuy, your chances of scoring an apartment are even lower, as only two units are available. The affordable housing lottery for 183 Tompkins Ave. features just two two-bedrooms, both with $1,114/month rents. Households of two- to four-people with an annual household income of $38,195 – $57,240 (or those making 60 percent AMI) are eligible. There are no exciting amenities at this development, or at least none exciting enough for NYC Housing Connect to list them on the description PDF.
The Bed-Stuy building is a few blocks from the Myrtle-Willoughby G station, and a slightly farther walk from the Flushing Ave. J M Z stop. The Burg building is closest to the Grand St. L and isn’t too far from the Marcy Ave. J M Z.
Both buildings are smoke-free and, per usual, there’s no broker’s fee for either lottery.
As always, a portion of units in each building will go to those with mobility, vision or hearing disabilities, municipal employees, and area residents. In the case of the Bed-Stuy lottery, that means residents of Brooklyn Community Board 3 will receive preference, and in the case of the Burg lottery, residents of Brooklyn Community Board 1 will get preference.
The Williamsburg lottery opened on July 3rd and is open to application through the 24th. The Bed-Stuy building opens to application tomorrow and will accept applications through the 27th.
Care to tempt fate? Apply through NYC Housing Connect.