Lottery opens for 37 affordable apartments at new Robert A.M. Stern-designed building in Brownsville

May 7, 2020

Rendering of Edwin’s Place via Robert A.M. Stern Architects

To live in one of Robert A.M. Stern’s buildings usually costs many millions, but his firm is responsible for this attractive new affordable housing development in Brownsville. Located at 7 Livonia Avenue, the 125-unit project called Edwin’s Place received approvals in late 2017. And now, a lottery has come online for 37 units, a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedrooms ranging from $666 to $1,279 a month and available to New Yorkers earning 40, 50, or 60 percent of the area median income. These units, 40 percent of the total, are reserved for the public; the other 60 percent is set aside as supportive housing for low-income or formerly homeless individuals (eight units are set aside for veterans).

The project was developed by nonprofit partners Breaking Ground and the African American Planning Commission, Inc. The building is between the 2, 3, 4 stations at Sutter Avenue-Rutland Road and at Rockaway Avenue. It’s a few blocks from Betsy Head Pool and a quick walk to Lincoln Terrace/Arthur S. Somers Park. Residents can enjoy amenities that include a fitness room, garden, courtyard, computer lab, bicycle storage, on-site coin-operated laundry, and 24-hour security.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until July 8, 2020. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Preference for 50 percent of the units will be given to residents of Brooklyn Community Board 16. Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.

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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