housing lotteries

affordable housing, Brooklyn Heights, housing lotteries

Pier 6 and Brooklyn Bridge Park via MOSO Studio

It’s been just over a year since construction began at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s two-towered Pier 6 development, and as of today, the affordable housing lottery has launched for 15 Bridge Park Drive, the 15-story tower (the other is 28 stories). The buildings are designed by ODA New York and have a slew of amenities, including a fitness facility, 4,000-square-foot landscaped roof terrace, and a children’s playroom. 15 Bridge Park Drive has a total of 140 units; the 40 not included in the lottery are market-rate. The remaining 100 are reserved for households earning 80, 130, and 165 percent of the area median income and range from $1,394/month studios to $4,380/month three-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Greenpoint, housing lotteries

Transmitter Park via Flickr cc

It’s been a year since leasing launched at Greenpoint‘s 42-unit, no-fee rental 44 Kent Street, and now 13 of those apartments are available through the city’s affordable housing lottery to households earning 130 percent of the area median income. In addition to being located just across the street from Transmitter Park, the building offers a fitness center, rooftop terrace, business center, and parking. The middle-income units range from $2,023/month studios to $2,612/month two-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Long Island City

Long Island City, Hunters Point South Park, Queens waterfront

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Away from the hustle and bustle of Court Square, the area of Long Island City around the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue subway stop is the perfect combination of the neighborhood’s industrial past and current, amenity-filled reincarnation. Near hip spots like the Alewife Taproom, Tuk Tuk Thai restaurant, and Fifth Hammer Brewing Company, a middle-income housing lottery has just opened for three units at 10-44 Jackson Avenue. Reserved for households earning 130 percent of the area median income, there is one $2,201/month studio and two $2,320/month one-bedrooms. In addition to being close to plenty of food and drink options, this new 10-unit rental is less than a block away from the 7 train and a short walk to the newly opened Hunters Point South Park.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries, mott haven

MLK Plaza Apartments, Mott Haven, Magnusson Architecture and Planning, 869 East 147th Street

In 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. allocated nearly $3.3 million to create 851 affordable housing units across eight projects in the borough. One of these, MLK Plaza Apartments at 869 East 147th Street in ever-developing Mott Haven, received $500,000, and as of today 133 of its 165 units are up for grabs through the city’s housing lottery. The mixed-income units range from $464/month studios to $1,289/month three-bedrooms and have access to the building’s laundry room, fitness room, library and computer room, bike storage, and outdoor rec space and terrace.

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affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

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Striver’s Row via Wiki Commons

Less than a half block outside the bounds of Central Harlem’s Striver’s Row historic district, five middle-income units are up for grabs for households earning 130 percent of the area median income. Once home to prominent African-American performers, artists, and professionals, the district’s rows of stately brick rowhouses are about as charming as it gets. The building in question is 303 West 137th Street, a new 15-unit rental, which is also just one block from St. Nicholas Park and two blocks from the A, C, and B trains at 135th Street. The units range from $1,850/month studios to $2,695/month two-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Sunnyside

Rendering via AB Capstone

Just a block from the 46thth Street-Bliss Street station on the 7 line, a middle-income housing lottery has opened up at a new mixed-use development at 47-16 Greenpoint Avenue. And with the enormous Sunnyside Yard project in the planning stages, it’s a great time to get into the Queens neighborhood. The units up for grabs are a $2,251/month one-bedroom and two $2,714/month two-bedrooms. The building will have retail on the ground floor, a community facility on the second floor, and a total of 10 rentals on floors three and four. It offers laundry and a roof deck.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Via Wiki Commons

The second housing lottery to open today in the South Bronx’s Longwood section is at Thessalonia Manor, a two-building affordable project adjacent to the Thessalonia Baptist Church. The 120-unit development, from Urban Builders Collaborative and CMC Development, was announced two years ago, and now households earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for 83 of the units, ranging from $929/month one-bedrooms to $1,289/month three-bedrooms. Like the earlier lottery, the buildings at 960 Prospect Avenue and 961 Reverend James A. Polite Avenue are right near the family-friendly Bill Rainey Park and the 2 and 5 trains at Intervale Avenue. The buildings offer on-site laundry, a community room, courtyard, and roof top terrace.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

915 Dawson Street, Propco Holdings, Longwood Bronx

A recently completed 29-unit rental at 915 Dawson Street in the Longwood section of the South Bronx has opened up an affordable housing lottery for nine middle-income units reserved for households earning 130 percent of the area median income. The 1,404/month one-bedrooms and $1,575/month two-bedrooms not only offer the chance to live in a lovely new building, complete with a recreation room, laundry room, and parking, but the location just off Bill Rainey Park is the perfect enclave for families. The park has a baseball field, football field, and playground, and just a few blocks away are the 2, 5 trains at Intervale Avenue and the 6 at Hunts Point Avenue. Plus, the New York Public Library’s Hunts Point branch is close, as are a myriad of schools, including Longwood Preparatory Academy, Success Academy Middle School, PS 333 The Museum School, PS 39, and PS 130.

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affordable housing, Crown Heights, housing lotteries

Tennis courts at Lincoln Terrace Park, via NYC Parks

Just 10 days ago, an affordable housing lottery opened across from the Lincoln Terrace/ Arthur S. Somers Park in Crown Heights. These units are available to households earning 60 percent of the area median income, but a new lottery right around the corner will provide middle-income New Yorkers the opportunity to get into the neighborhood, too. As of today, those earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for six apartments at 1764 Union Street, a new, boutique rental building just two blocks from the 3, 4, and 5 trains at Utica Avenue. The units up for grabs range from an $1,800/month studio to $2,500/month two-bedrooms, and residents will have easy access to the park’s two tennis courts, two playgrounds, basketball and handball courts, baseball field, and beautiful wooded lawns.

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affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

682 Chauncey Street via Alley Property Management 

Sure, you can do a lot with $150 a month, but does that level of savings really constitute as “affordable?” According to the city, yes. The latest housing lottery to come online, reserved for households earning $130 percent of the area median income, is for three $2,450/month two-bedrooms at Bushwick’s 682 Chauncey Street. By comparison, market-rate two-bedroom units in the new, 10-unit building go for $2,599 or $2,650.

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