107 affordable units up for grabs in Brownsville’s Prospect Plaza, starting at $558/month

August 30, 2017

428 Saratoga Avenue, courtesy of Dattner Architects

Back in April of 2016, 6sqft shared the first affordable housing lottery to come online at the Dattner Architects-designed Prospect Plaza. Located in the Brownsville section of East New York–which has seen a slew of new below-market rate housing after a controversial rezoning–the 4.5-acre development will include a total of 364 units of of affordable and public housing, a 22,000-square-foot supermarket, 12,000-square-foot community facility, and a rooftop greenhouse. As of today, New Yorkers earning 40, 50, and 60 percent of the area median income can apply for 107 of these apartments at 428 Saratoga Avenue, ranging from $558/month one-bedrooms to $1,224/month three-bedrooms.

1740-1760 Prospect Place, 396 Saratoga Avenue, Dattner Architects, Prospect Plaza, Brownsville development, NYC affordable housing
Site map courtesy of Dattner Architects

The homes will feature “exquisitely finished kitchen and bathrooms,” security cameras and video intercom systems, and energy-efficient appliances and fixtures. The building offers a live-in super, on-site laundry room, outdoor recreation area, community room, and parking.

Part of the already completed Phase I and II, courtesy of Dattner Architects

According to Dattner Architects:

The new development will be designed and built in three phases, including 80 units of NYCHA public housing and 284 affordable housing apartments. Prospect Plaza South, Phase I of the development, will include a series of four story, walk-up, townhouse-style buildings and a five-and-a-half story elevator building for a total of 148 units. Phase II, Prospect Plaza North, will have 111 units in a combination of townhouse-style walk-ups and taller elevator buildings. The final phase, the Saratoga Site, will be a four-and-a-half story elevator building organized around a central courtyard with 105 units.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments until October 30, 2017. Residents of Brooklyn Community Board 16 will be given preference for 50 percent of the units. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.

Use 6sqft’s map below to find even more ongoing housing lotteries.

If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit CityRealty.com’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


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  1. T

    nothing for actual middle income people as usual