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New ‘Affordable’ Housing Lottery Requires $80,572 Minimum Salary

The two affordable housing lotteries are open until July 19. (Google Maps)

July 5, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

One of two new affordable housing lotteries that has opened in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg area requires applicants to have a minimum yearly salary of $80,572.

The building complex, located at 123, 125, and 127 Boerum St. in Williamsburg, has seven units available in the lottery: six two-bedrooms and one three-bedroom.

The two-bedroom units, priced at $2,350, are available to households ranging from two to four people in size. Salary requirements start at $80,527 and are capped at $138,710 for households of four.

One three-bedroom unit is available for $2,450 to households of three to six people. Eligible applicants must have a minimum combined income of at least $84,000. Income requirements are capped at $160,940 for households of six.

The new building, serviced by the Montrose Avenue L train stop, is outfitted with several amenities, including a rooftop, backyard, virtual doorman and card-operated laundry room.

Tenants of these units will be responsible for paying gas and electric utility bills.

A second affordable housing lottery has opened up for a building in Greenpoint located at 128 Huron St., with three units on offer.

Two one-bedroom units are priced at $1,999 per month. Eligible applicants include households of one to two people who have a combined income between $68,538 and $111,020.

The remaining unit is also a one-bedroom apartment, but is priced slightly higher at $2,250 per month. The unit, which has access to the building’s garden, is similarly available to households of one or two people. With the higher rent price comes an increased minimum income requirement of $77,143.

Tenants of the building, which is located blocks away from the Greenpoint Avenue G train station, will be responsible for paying electricity, heat and hot water.

Both lotteries will close on July 19th. While units are given out to eligible applicants through the lottery, some preference will be given to applicants with mobility, vision and hearing disabilities.

For more information and to apply, go to New York Housing Connect.

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Long Time Greenpointer

Despite someones income, all New Yorkers have a right to sustainable living and a rest stabilized apartment. The looming rent increases are a constant stress point for almost all people living in all of the city. Affordable refers to to what one can afford, and SOME can afford more. We cannot stop change but we can understand we are all New Yorkers and we should all get a fair shot at living without fear of getting kicked out or forced out of an area because of our income. That apartment in 20 years will likely be about double the price, so that person will be living in an apartment they can afford.

Common sense

If you can not afford NYC housing then you move. Moving to a new place that you can afford is noble and honorable. It is the spirit of immigration and self sufficiency. This is a universal rule for all who dwell on planet earth. If you can not afford a roof over your head then reach out to your family or charity, do not steal from my family, the tax payer. Over one million units are controlled by the city and yet prices explode. This simply does not work.


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