A lottery opened this week for 29 affordable apartments designated for seniors and formerly homeless women and families at a new rental in Flatbush. The nine-story building at 1921 Cortelyou Road replaced the nearly century-old Baptist Church of the Redeemer in 2018 but incorporates a new sanctuary in its design. To apply for the apartments, New Yorkers must have at least one household member who is 62 years of age or older and earns $73, 680 or less, annually. Eligible applicants will pay 30, 40, or 60 percent of the area median income for units ranging from a $411/month one-bedroom to a $1,148/month two-bedroom.
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Developed by the Mutual Housing Association of New York and the Baptist Church of the Redeemer, the rental contains 76 units of supportive housing and a 14,700-square-foot church. The church boasts a sky-lit sanctuary, offices, and classrooms on the first floor, with additional space on the cellar level.
Residents of the apartments will have access to community facilities and support services on the lower levels, with a laundry room and two roof decks on the upper levels. Designed by architecture firm Edelman Sultan Knox Wood, the building complies with Enterprise Green Communities.
Located near the southern tip of Prospect Park and Prospect Park Lake, the building is surrounded by lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, and cultural venues, including the landmarked Kings Theatre. Nearest transit options include the Q at Cortelyou Road and the B, Q at Church Avenue.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until August 18, 2020. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Preference for 50 percent of the units will be given to Brooklyn residents. Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.
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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