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Two Affordable Housing Lotteries Open in Williamsburg, Studios Start at $2,176

188 Humboldt St (Nooklyn)

Oct. 15, 2019 By Allie Griffin

Two affordable housing lotteries have opened in Williamsburg with a total of 20 units up for grabs.

The units are available in two newly-constructed apartment buildings in Williamsburg.

The first building, located at  731 Bedford Ave, has three two-bedroom units on offer with a monthly rent of $2,600–with four months rent free. The building offers central heating and cooling and is near the G subway line and B44, B57 and B48 buses.

The lottery is open to households of two to five people who make between $89,143 and $149,890 combined annually. A full breakdown of the income requirements is below.

The second apartment building is located at 188 Humboldt St and has 17 units available through the lottery. There are four studio units on offer for $2,176 a month; four one-bedroom units at $2,289 a month; and nine two-bedroom units at $2,758 a month.

The studio units are available to households of one to two people who in total make between $74,606 and $111,020 a year. The one-bedroom units are available to households of one to three people who combined earn between $78,480 and $124,930 a year. The two-bedroom units are available to households of two to five people who together make between $94,560 and $149,890 a year.

A full breakdown of the income requirements is below.

The building has a long list of amenities including a package room, fitness center, co-working space, club room, roof deck and laundry room. However additional fees apply for each. Nearby transit options include the L, J, M and G subway lines and B60 and B43 buses.

Tenants of each building will be responsible for gas and electricity bills.

While the units are given out to eligible applicants through a lottery, some preference is given to applicants with vision, mobility and hearing disabilities.

The deadline to apply for each lottery is Nov. 6, 2019. Those eligible can apply online here.

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Butter weeda and 9trey

That is reasonable compared to Manhattan. Don’t have the salary that commensurate with a degree in basket weaving or primitive cultures? There is always the nyc housing authority. they have wonderful affordable housing with million dollar views

George Labrador

And That’s affordable Housing, What a joke.What a shame. That’s one of the reasons why I left New York and Moved to Nashville Tn. I love New York but many make it a terrible city to live in. Sad but true.

So your opinion is pointless

You have no idea what NYC is like, you don’t live here. Now go to a rodeo.


Great, more housing that me, a city employee who earns less than $50,000.00 a year, cannot qualify for. Such a shame to see housing deemed “affordable” when middle income earners cannot even qualify, let alone a city employee. This is why people are leaving this city in droves!!


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