As part of his city-wide campaign, Mayor de Blasio has made a push for affordable housing in East New York, where the City Planning Commission recently approved a controversial rezoning. Local residents cited concerns that the changes would lead to displacement and gentrification in a neighborhood where the median income is $35,000 annually. But the city’s latest housing lottery offers a whopping 259 units for households earning between $18,275 (single persons) and $71,760 (eight people). The apartments, 50 percent of which are reserved for local residents, range from $494/month studios to $1,322/month four-bedrooms.
These units are within the third phase of Gateway Elton Street, a new multi-building affordable housing development with ground-floor retail and community facility space in the Spring Creek section of East New York. In total, it will offer 659 apartments and roughly 70,000 square feet of commercial space. Phase three, located at 1062 Elton Street and 475 Locke Street, was designed by Dattner Architects, who organized the two-building site around a central courtyard with parking and outdoor recreation areas.
Dattner wanted both buildings to “create strong street frontages and to reinforce the pedestrian-friendly perimeter block design of the previous project phases.” It’s located across from a new school and a future neighborhood park. Gateway Elton III, as it’s formally known, was designed as part of the LEED for Homes Mid-Rise program and will have the largest Solar Photovoltaic Panels array on a multifamily development in New York State. Other environmentally friendly features are high-efficiency boilers, Energy Star window appliances, water-saving fixtures, low-VOC paints and finishes, and natural wood floors and cabinetry.
Amenities in the building include parking, a bike room, fitness center, WiFi lounge, and laundry rooms. The complex as a whole will offer a supermarket, childcare center, and other shops and restaurants.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for these units up until September 2, 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.
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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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