69 affordable senior apartments available near Shirley Chisholm State Park in East New York

June 8, 2020

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A housing lottery launched on Monday for 69 affordable apartments for seniors in the Spring Creek section of East New York in Brooklyn. The building at 10 Schroeder’s Walk sits within the Fountains Development, an eight-building mixed-use complex currently under construction. The new Shirley Chisholm State Park and the Gateway Plaza Mall, which includes many restaurants and department stores, are located nearby. Applicants must be–or have at least one household member who is– 62 years of age or older and earn $45, 500 or less annually. Those who qualify will pay 30 percent of their income for the available one-bedroom apartments.

A number of new developments have been built in Spring Creek, formerly known for its landfills, including the three-phase Fountains Development, which will ultimately create 1,169 housing units and provide supportive services to residents. The building faces Schroeder’s Walk, a newly created one acre of open space that extends from Schroeder’s Avenue.

Amenities include on-site support services, bike room, laundry room, parking, and outdoor recreation area. Nearest options include the Q8, B13, B83, and B84 buses, with J, Z, A, C, L trains Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway and Pitkins Avenue all requiring a bus ride.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until August 10, 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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