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Several Affordable Housing Lotteries Open in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Units Start at $801/Month

56 N. 9th St., where affordable units are available to apply for. (Google Maps)

Nov. 9, 2018 By Laura Hanrahan

Four new developments in Williamsburg and Greenpoint are offering a combined total of 39 apartments in recently-opened affordable housing lotteries.

Rents start as low as $801 for a studio, and go up to $3,538 for a four-bedroom apartment.

The bulk of the units are available in the seven-story development at 125 Borinquen Pl., just blocks from the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge, where six studios, five one-bedrooms and 14 two-bedrooms are up for grabs.

The studios here come at a price of $801 a month, while the one bedrooms and two bedrooms have monthly rents of $810 and $974, respectively.

Studios are available to those earning annual incomes between $33,875 and $43,860. Household sizes between two and four people, meanwhile, can apply for the two-bedroom units, with income ranges going from $41,863 to $62,580.

Available units and income requirements for 125 Borinquen Pl.

The building also features a gym, recreation room and workspace.

Half of the available affordable units in this lottery will go to Brooklyn Community Board 1 residents. Applications are due by November 21.

Elsewhere in Williamsburg, 56 N 9th Street, the six-story project directly across from Bushwick Inlet Park, has nine units available.

One studio is going for $907, while the three one-bedrooms are set at a monthly rent of $972. Five two-bedroom units are also available for $1,165.

Applicants for the studio need an income between $33,600 and $43,860 to be considered. Household sizes of up to two people qualify for the one-bedroom units, and must make between $35,932 and $50,100 to qualify.

The two-bedroom units are available for household sizes between two to four people, with qualifying incomes starting at $42,583 and going up to $62,580.

The building also has a fitness center, playroom, rooftop garden and bike storage.

Half of the units in this lottery, too, will go to Brooklyn Community Board 1 residents. Applicants must submit their entries by November 30.

77 Clay St. (dark building). Google Maps

In Greenpoint, three apartments are available at 77 Clay Street—a one-bedroom for $2,276, a three-bedroom for $3,168 and a four bedroom for $3,538.

Household sizes up to three people can qualify for the one-bedroom unit, with qualifying incomes pegged between $78,035 and $122,070.

The minimum household income to qualify for the three-bedroom is $108,618 for a family of three, with a maximum income spanning to $168,220 for a household size of seven.

The four-bedroom apartment can accommodate household sizes between four and nine people, according to the listing. Qualifying incomes start at $121,303 and go up to $192,530.

Located near the 7, G, and LIRR, the building also has a rooftop terrace and laundry room.

Available units and income requirements for 77 Clay St.

The applications are open to all, with New York City residents receiving a general preference for apartments, and no special preference given to local community board residents. Applications are due November 20.

Also in Greenpoint is 434 Manhattan Avenue, which is offering two affordable units. Applicants can qualify for either a one-bedroom apartment at $985 a month, or a two-bedroom for $1,114.

The minimum income to qualify for the one-bedroom starts at $33,772 for household sizes up to two people, and maxes out at $50,100.

Household sizes between two and four people can qualify for the two-bedroom unit in this development. Incomes start at $38,195, and top off at $62,580 for a family of four.

Some preference for the units will go to Brooklyn Community Board 1 residents. Applications must be submitted by November 27.

Additional preference for all the available units in the lotteries is given to to mobility-disabled applicants and those with vision or hearing disabilities.

To apply to all, visit Housing Connect online.

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I wonder if there’s the typical separate entrance for people who live in the affordable housing units. I’m sure people may call it the peasants’ entrance. There usually is but why would it be in the article, right? :smh:


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