Affordable housing lottery opens for new Crown Heights apartment building

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Brooklynites looking to escape the borough’s brutal housing market — but not the borough — have until Sept. 13 to enter a lottery for a new Crown Heights development’s so-called “affordable housing” component.

The newly constructed nine-story apartment building — located at 1336 Bedford Ave., between Dean and Pacific streets — features 93 affordable units offered at monthly rents between $590 and $3,060 that are available to lucky lotto winners with annual incomes between $22,800 and $204,270.

Would-be renters are categorized based on the size of their family, their annual salaries, and how those earnings relate to the city’s median income — a citywide figure that pegs the average income of a three-person family at $96,100 per year.

The building contains:

• 10 units available for tenants earning 40 percent median income — between $22,800 and $49,530

• 9 units available for tenants earning 50 percent median income — between $28,938 and $61,900

• 28 units available for tenants earning 100 percent median income — between $49,200 and $123,800

• 64 units available for tenants earning 165 percent median income — between $76,629 and $204,270

The lowest-earning group includes six one-bedroom apartments for $590 monthly, three two-bedroom apartments for $718 monthly, and one three-bedroom apartment for $821 monthly.

The next income-bracket up offers five one-bedroom units and three two-bedroom units for $796 and $933 per-month, respectively. The remaining 75 units demand monthly prices between $1,069 and $3,060.

The development is part of the New York City Housing Development Corporation’s Mixed Middle-Income program — which offers government-subsidized rents at private developments to make them available for lower-income city dwellers.

Under program rules, half of the available units must be allotted to current residents of Community Board 8 — which includes Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. An additional seven percent of units are reserved for those with disabilities.

Applications can be submitted online.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at
Updated 8:26 am, July 16, 2019
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JQ LLC from Southeast Queens, The dirty southeast says:
Pardon me for asking, but why would a person or family making 200 grand a year would need government assistance to find housing?
July 17, 2019, 8:45 pm

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