affordable housing

affordable housing, Flatbush, housing lotteries

Street view of Emsemble; Map data © 2020 Google

On the border of East Flatbush and Crown Heights, a 100-name waitlist has just opened for middle-income apartments at 824 East New York Avenue. The building, known as the Ensemble, was built in 2018 and is known for its facade adorned with colorful murals. As Bklyner reported, the piece was done by Argentinian artists Ariel Rouco and Augusto Turallas, who worked with the owners to represent the area’s different cultures. The units range from $1,800/month studios to $2,600/month two-bedrooms and are available to those earning 130 percent of the area median income. Those selected will receive six months free rent.

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affordable housing, Greenpoint, housing lotteries

Photo of 197 Freeman Street’s roof deck by Heidi Solander, courtesy of StudiosC

A lottery launched on Friday for placement on a 200-name waitlist for apartments at a new rental building in Greenpoint. Located at 197 Freeman Street, the building features amenities including on-site laundry, fitness center, bike storage, indoor garage, and a landscaped roof deck with sweet views of Manhattan. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply. Apartments range from $2,100/month studios to $3,219/month two-bedrooms. Eligible applicants will be randomly selected and placed on the waitlist for future vacancies.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Photo by Nelson Mejia Jr. via Flickr cc

In a super convenient Bronx location, a brand new, sustainable development that was built as subsidized housing to help seniors “age in place” has just opened an affordable housing lottery for 84 apartments. Available to households with at least one member who is 62 years of age or older and who earn between $0 and $51,200 annually, the units will cost tenants 30 percent of their income. Designed by MAP at 122 East Clarke Place in the Concourse Village neighborhood, the building encourages social interaction through lounges on each floor, a roof terrace, and landscaped rear yard for outdoor cooking.

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affordable housing, Major Developments, New Developments, New Jersey

Bayfront Redevelopment Project, Cove Pointe, Jersey City, BRP Companies

Rendering of Cove Pointe, community green. Rendering by Minno and Wasko

After receiving approval from the city, last week, developer BRP Companies revealed renderings for their Bayfront Redevelopment Project in Jersey City along the Hackensack River. Located on a former brownfield site, the 100-acre project will be built in phases, eventually resulting in 8,000 units of mixed-income housing (35 percent of which will be affordable), said to be the largest such project in the region. This fall, construction will kick off on the 16-acre first phase, known as Cove Pointe, which will bring 1,092 units of housing, with 382 set aside as affordable and workforce housing.

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affordable housing, East New York, housing lotteries

Photo by Tdorante10 on Wikimedia

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.

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affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

111 East 115th Street, 109 East 115th Street, East Harlem rentals, HTO Architects

Photo of 111 East 115th in August 2017, via CityRealty

When we wrote about the initial affordable housing lottery at 111 East 115th back at the beginning of 2018, we questioned how these “affordable” apartments provided any financial relief when they were, in some cases, even more expensive than the market-rate units. The same conundrum holds true now, as the East Harlem rental has just opened up a 250-name waitlist for those earning 130 percent of the area median income. The apartments include $2,253 – $2,675 one-bedrooms and $2,784 – $3,207 two-bedrooms. A recent market-rate one-bedroom rented for $2,575, while a two-bedroom rented for $2,716.

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affordable housing, Downtown Brooklyn, housing lotteries

Photo of 1 Flatbush Avenue courtesy of Alexander Severin

Applications are now being accepted for 20 mixed-income apartments at a new Brooklyn high rise. The 19-story tower located at 1 Flatbush Avenue sits between Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene, conveniently located near a dozen subway lines, major shopping thoroughfares, and entertainment venues like the Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. New Yorkers earning 40 and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, ranging from a $690/month studio to a $3,063/month two-bedroom.

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affordable housing, Crown Heights, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of S. Wieder Architect

A lottery launched on Monday for 16 middle-income apartments in Crown Heights’ historic Weeksville neighborhood. The Brooklyn community was once home to the second largest free black community in the country. Located at 1515 Park Place, the new building sits between Buffalo Avenue and Rochester Avenue, just around the corner from the Weeksville Heritage Center. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, including $2,245/month one-bedrooms and $2,710/month two-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Boerum Hill, housing lotteries

Photo via CityRealty

A housing lottery launched on Friday for 23 middle-income apartments in one of Brookyn’s most bustling and transit-friendly neighborhoods, Boerum Hill. Located at 346 Bergen Street, the six-story rental sits two blocks from the Atlantic Avenue Terminal, which holds the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R, and Long Island Rail Road trains. New Yorkers earning 70 or 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $1,262/month one-bedroom to a $2,803/month two-bedroom.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Photo of Crotona Park by edwardhblake via Flickr cc

In the Crotona Park East section of the Bronx, 79 affordable apartments are available for senior households earning between $0 and $51,200 annually. Those who qualify and have one household member who is 62 years of age or older will pay 30 percent of their income for the studio and one-bedroom apartments. Located at 1490 Southern Boulevard, the brand new building has a laundry room, fitness room, community room, elevator lobby lounge, bike, storage, and on-site social services. It also boasts a landscaped rear yard and a large outdoor terrace on the eighth floor with plantings and plenty of seating.

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