April 23, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
A new affordable housing lottery opened today for 16 units in a recently constructed Greenpoint building.
The lottery for 848 Lorimer St., located directly across from McCarren Park, has studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms available. Studios start at $1,114 per month and two-bedrooms go up to $2,684 per month.
The six-story building is outfitted with a gym, garden, two roof decks, a business center, lounge, and a commercial-sized washer/dryer in cellar. Storage lockers, parking, and bike parking are all available for an additional fee.
Four studios are up for grabs, with one available for $1,114 to individuals making between $45,086 and $58,480. The remaining three are priced at $1,770 and are available to individuals earning between $60,651 and $95,030.
The majority of the available units are one-bedrooms, with nine apartments in the lottery. Two of the units will cost $1,119 per month and are available to individuals with a salary between $48,000 and $58,480, and households of two earning between $48,000 and $66,800.
The remaining seven one-bedroom apartments are $2,226 per month and will go to individuals making between $76,320 and $95,050. Households of two that earn between $76,320 and $108,550 are also eligible.
Three two-bedroom units are available to households of two, three or four people. One of the units is priced at $1,345, with eligible salaries starting at $57,531 and going up to $83,440. The remaining two units are going for $2,226 per month and will be given to households earning between $92,023 and $135,590.
All rent prices include gas for cooking, but tenants will be responsible for all other utilities.
While the units will be awarded to qualified applicants in a lottery system, some preference will be given to city employees, residents of Community Board 1, and those with hearing, vision and mobility disabilities. The deadline to apply is May 14.
For more information and to apply, go to New York Housing Connect.
Mom (rIp) paid 300 a month on freeman in the the 80s. 5 rooms and it was just us 2.
what was the whole point stating your comment VLAD
You call this affordable housing I dont think so.
We have lot of people out here that’s been in the neighborhood for years they can’t afford these apartments.