Several years ago, plans were revealed for CAMBA Gardens, an affordable housing complex set to rise on the campus of the Kings County Hospital, located on the border of Crown Heights and East Flatbush. The buildings were constructed by the city’s Supportive Housing Loan Program in conjunction with non-profit CAMBA, which provides employment, education, health, legal, social, business development, and youth services to New Yorkers.
CAMBA Gardens I opened in the fall of 2013 with 209 residences spread across two buildings. Now, a lottery for CAMBA Gardens Phase II has just come online and is offering 110 newly constructed units in the LEED Gold building for individuals earning 60 percent of the AMI. These range from $822/month studios to $1,228/month three-bedrooms for households earning between $29,692 and $63,060 annually.
Phase II was constructed on the former site of KCH’s psychiatric hospital (where Son of Sam did a stint) and cost $96 million. In addition to the 110 units being offered through the lottery, there are roughly 183 apartments reserved for formerly homeless individuals or families with special needs, who are referred by city agencies and would benefit from access to the complex’s on-site support services. Combining services like case management, counseling and health care assistance in one place, “will save us over $3 million a year in emergency taxpayer costs including shelter, hospital emergency rooms and jail,” Jessica Katz, assistant commissioner at the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, had told DNAinfo.
The buildings were designed by the go-to affordable housing architects at Dattner. Amenities include 24/7 front desk security, on-site laundry, community rooms, computer and recreations rooms, landscaped outdoor terraces, and bike parking. According to the lottery listing, “all units feature full kitchens and baths, durable and nontoxic finishes, ceiling fans and air-conditioning, bamboo flooring, solid surface countertops & windowsills and efficient lighting.”
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for these units up until September 12, 2016. Complete details on how to apply can be found here (pdf). Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.
Use 6sqft’s map below to find even more ongoing housing lotteries.
If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit CityRealty’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.
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