Apply for 25 units at new affordable/supportive housing project in Brownsville, from $876/month

March 24, 2017

The Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville are a huge NYCHA compex, consisting of 24 buildings. Recently, a $56 million public/private investment went towards constructing the first new development here in decades, a 100-unit supportive and affordable housing building designed by Dattner Architects for a vacant parking lot on the site. Of these apartments, 45 will be leased to NYCHA tenants through a site-based waiting list, 30 to formerly homeless families, and 25 to those earning 60 percent of the area median income. This last group is now available through the city’s housing lottery for $876/month one-bedrooms and $1,058/month two-bedrooms.

The building was designed to meet LEED Silver standards and includes a 24/7 security desk, computer training center for all residents, laundry room, two flexible community rooms, a landscaped rear courtyard and roof terrace; and on-site social services provided by CAMBA such as financial literacy, healthcare and mental health care, employment services, and education/job training. The building is near the 3 and L trains, is adjacent to the Stone Avenue Children’s Library and Van Dyke Playground, and is close to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, and several charter schools and day care facilities.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at Harlem 125 until May 24, 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’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.

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