affordable housing

affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

123 Melrose, 54 Noll Street, lottery, bushwick, affordable housing

Rendering courtesy of ODA Architecture.

The lottery (pdf) for 183 apartments at 54 Noll Street and 123 Melrose Street, known as Evergreen Gardens, launched today for one of the parcels of land being redeveloped on the site of the former Rheingold Brewery site in Bushwick. Individuals and families earning 60 percent of the area median income, or between $34,355 and $57,240, are eligible to apply for units ranging from $947/month studios to $1,230 two-bedrooms. Among its plethora of indoor and outdoor amenities, the massive ODA-designed project boasts a central park and a rooftop terrace complete with an urban farm.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Woodlawn Cemetery via Wiki Commons

In the Wakefield section of the Bronx, two affordable apartments are up for grabs just a block east of the picturesque Woodlawn Cemetery and a quick walk to Van Cortlandt Park. Located right near the 2 and 5 trains, the recently constructed, four-story, eight-unit building at 626 East 223rd Street is offering a $690/month one-bedroom to a household earning 40 percent of the area median income and a $1,200/month two-bedroom to a household earning 60 percent.

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affordable housing, Financial District, housing lotteries

The Financial District‘s new 23-story luxury rental tower Exhibit offers what’s becoming the usual package of high-end amenities–a wrap-around roof deck, lounge, and fitness studio complete with a yoga room and Pelaton indoor cycles–but what sets the project apart is that it’s considered the city’s “first curated rental residence.” The building at 60 Fulton Street has on display a collection of more than 100 pieces of art, from works by a 5 Pointz graffiti legend to massive photography, which they consider “a dynamic celebration of the downtown art, music, culture, and style that made New York City the capital of the world.” Whether or not you buy into the hype, you might have a chance to live in this hip building for a lot less. The lottery is currently open for 30 affordable units ranging from $613/month studios to $2,733/month two-bedrooms, reserved for households earning 40, 60, or 130 percent of the area median income.

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affordable housing, Crown Heights, housing lotteries

Little Zelda is a popular cafe in Crown Heights; photo via CityRealty

The lottery launched on Thursday for three middle-income units in a new building located just off Crown Height’s hip Franklin Avenue. Within walking distance to tasty restaurants and eclectic stores, as well as the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park, 615 St. John’s Place sits in one of the most coveted areas of Central Brooklyn. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the three one-bedroom apartments for $2,250 per month.

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affordable housing, Policy

bill de blasio, housing new york 2.0, affordable housing

Image: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office

An announcement Tuesday by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) gave lower-income New Yorkers lots to look forward to–literally. HPD Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer announced that nine development teams would be creating 490 affordable apartments and homeownership opportunities on 87 vacant lots through the department’s New Infill Homeownership Opportunities Program (NIHOP) and Neighborhood Construction Program (NCP). The programs were designed specifically to unlock the potential of vacant lots long considered too small or irregular for traditional housing with innovative smaller homes, and develop more affordable housing on lots long used for parking at existing housing complexes. This latest round of development is the third and final in a series: The program has already seen the construction of over 600 affordable homes on 81 lots.

‘No site has gone overlooked’

affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

16 Charles Place, Karl Fischer architect, Bushwick rentals

Rendering via Karl Fischer

Here’s your chance to have the best of both worlds–live right off Myrtle Avenue and the J, M, Z stop in Bushwick but still have a nice, quiet place to come home to. The lottery is now open for eight affordable units in the brand new Karl Fischer-designed rental at 16 Charles Place, a rare dead-end street that, for years, has been adorned with the ‘hood’s signature graffiti. New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments that range from $856/month studios to $1,114/month two-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

Despite the city’s recent rezoning efforts to make East Harlem more affordable, it seems as though the latest batch of lotteries are anything but. Last month, a middle-income lottery came online for 111 East 115th Street, where some of the “affordable” apartments were actually more expensive than the market-rate units. As of today, New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for five one-bedroom apartments at the new rental 1992 Third Avenue, just off 110th Street. The units are reserved for one- and two-person households earning between $77,246 and $99,320 annually and are renting for $2,253/month–not much less than the neighborhood’s $2,392/month average for one-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, East Village, housing lotteries

500-524 East 14th Street, Target, Extell Development

Rendering via Extell Development

An Extell Development rental building in the East Village is now accepting applications for 50 newly constructed, middle-income units. Not only does the chic building at 524 East 14th Street boast amenities like a fitness center, pool and rooftop deck, it will also have a two-level Target, the chain’s first location in the neighborhood. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 70 and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from $1,114/studios to $2,733/month two-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, maps

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development on Wednesday released an interactive map of housing lotteries currently accepting applications. Users can click icons displayed on the NYC Housing Connect Map for more information on a lottery, including required income levels, household size and the application deadline. Earlier this week, the department launched a map that displays all of the affordable housing units, buildings and projects which count towards Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York 2.0 plan.

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affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

Photo of Randolph Houses via HPD

Applications are now being accepted for 106 newly constructed, affordable units at Central Harlem’s Randolph Houses. Named in honor of civil rights leader, Phillip Randolph, the houses consist of 36 buildings along West 114th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 50 and 60 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from $675/month studios to a $1,289/month three-bedrooms. Located at 265 West 114th Street, the building is just a five-minute walk to Central Park.

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