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affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries

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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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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

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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, Brooklyn

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New York State will finance 1,000 affordable homes for seniors who are residents of the city’s public housing system, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday. The 100 percent affordable units will be constructed on underutilized land in Central Brooklyn that is owned by NYCHA. The $15 million plan falls under the governor’s $1.4 billion Vital Brooklyn initiative, which aims to bring affordable housing, open space and recreation, new jobs and better healthcare services to the area, which includes the neighborhoods of Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, Ocean-Hill, Bushwick, Crown Heights and East New York.

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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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affordable housing, housing lotteries, New Jersey

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Providing Jersey City residents some rental relief as the market continues to grow, a new housing building opened this week and launched a lottery for 100 percent affordable units. Located at 455 Ocean Avenue in the Greensville section of Jersey City, the five-story building includes 64 apartments, with five of the units set aside for homeless veterans and seven reserved for those earning at or below 30 percent of the area median income. Dubbed the Dr. Lena Frances Edwards Apartments, the rental’s remaining units reserved for those earning 60 percent of the AMI ($66,500/year for a family of four) include $1,014/month one-bedrooms, $1,217/month two-bedrooms and $1,407/month three-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

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Located in Bushwick at 387 Bleecker Street, a brand new building is accepting applications for six middle-income units. The rental is near the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenue subway station, right by the quirky Queens neighborhood of Ridgewood. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the three $1,988/month one-bedroom and three $2,436/month two-bedroom apartments.

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affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

ASH NYC, 336 Himrod Street, Glassworks Bushwick

Two months after leasing kicked off at Glassworks Bushwick, the affordable housing lottery is opening for 19 middle-income units, ranging from $2,098/month studios to $2,715/month two-bedrooms. If this doesn’t seem so “affordable,” keep in mind that these market-rate apartments are going for $2,500 and $3,100. Plus, the trendy new rental, a cool conversion of the former Dannenhoffer Opalescent Glassworks stained glass factory at 336 Himrod Street, offers a fitness center, lounge, laundry room, book-share library, and, best of all, a landscaped roof deck with a barbeque area.

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