44 units available at new Williamsburg building designed for seniors, from $1,041/month
Rendering courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Applications are currently being accepted for 44 low-income units at a new senior-housing development in Brooklyn. Located at 64 Scholes Street in Williamsburg, the 8-story building is dedicated to providing senior residents with affordable housing. New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income, or between $38,263 annually for a single person and $57,300 for a household of two, are eligible to apply for the apartments, which cost $1,041 per month.
Developed by Arker Companies and designed by Aufgang Architects, the 48,000 square-foot building offers its residents a host of amenities, including a shared laundry room, a fitness center, storage areas, an indoor and outdoor recreation area, and an on-site resident manager. According to the Brooklyn Post, the building plans also include a 9,000-square-foot community facility.
The property is situated near public transportation, including the G, J, M, and L subway trains. The B48 and B60 buses are also located within a block of the building.
Arker Companies purchased the property from Two Trees Management for $15.65 million in 2016, as the developer told the Real Deal in July 2018. Construction began on the project at the end of 2018.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until June 21, 2022. Fifty percent of the units are set aside for residents of Brooklyn Community District 5. Complete details on how to apply are available here. Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.