Apply for 50 affordable units at new Downtown Brooklyn building, from $947/month

March 21, 2022

Rendering courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Fifty low-income units are available at a new residential building in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 50 Nevins Street, the two-building project was developed by the Institute for Community Living and designed by Dattner Architects. New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income, or between $35,418 annually for a single person or $77,340 for a household of five, are eligible to apply for the apartments, which range from $947/month studios to $1,421/month two-bedrooms.

According to Yimby, the project required the gutting of a 95-year-old existing eight-story building and the construction of a new ten-story building that extends past the northeast corner of the original structure’s roof.

The existing property originally housed the Stepping Stone Residence, a transitional housing program created by the ICL in 1986. The new building will carry the group’s advocacy for social wellness by providing homes for low-income families and adults dealing with mental illness, according to the New York Housing Conference.

The development contains 129 affordable units, 78 of which are set aside for formerly homeless New Yorkers, including veterans and those with a mental illness or substance abuse disorder.

Amenities include 24-hour front desk security, an exercise room, community room, multi-purpose room, computer lab, bike parking, tenant storage space, and a laundry room.

The property utilizes sustainable construction practices that ensure residents’ comfort and decrease energy costs, including solar panels, LED lighting, energy recovery-based heating and cooling systems, and efficient windows.

The building is near several public transit options, including the B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, and 4 subway trains.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until May 20, 2022. Complete details on how to apply are available here. 50 percent of the units are prioritized for residents of Brooklyn Community District 2. 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’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


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