Lottery opens for 74 affordable units at new Downtown Brooklyn rental, from $947/month

August 31, 2017

At the beginning of the year, Downtown Brooklyn‘s new 26-story rental tower at 210 Livingston Street, best known for having its own subway entrance, topped out, and it’s now accepting applications for the 20 percent of units reserved as affordable housing. These 74 brand-new apartments are set aside for those earning 60 percent of the area median income and range from $947/month studios to $1,230/month two-bedrooms. In addition to the super-convenient location, all tenants will have access to an impressive suite of amenities (though many will require an additional fee), including a courtyard, 15th-floor landscaped terrace, roof deck with grills and a sun deck, lounge, game room, business center, laundry room, fitness center, and an underground parking garage.

210 Livingston Street, Handel Architects, Downtown Brooklyn rental, Hoyt & HornConstruction shot of 210 Livingston Street as of June 2017, via CityRealty

Co-developers Rose Associates and Benson Capital Partners kicked off construction on the Handel Architects-designed tower in December 2015, after paying $1.8 million for air rights from the neighboring property at using air rights from a neighboring property at 222 Livingston Street.

The Livingston Street side and retail base, via Handel Architects

According to the lottery listing, the project has been dubbed Hoyt & Horn, referencing its location at the corner of Hoyt and Livingston Streets. It will have a retail base and its brick facade will resemble a lot of the nearby buildings.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments until October 31, 2017. Residents of Brooklyn Community Board 2 will be given preference for 50 percent of the units. Complete details on how to apply are available 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’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city. And find future market-rate listings for 210 Livingston Street here.


All renderings via Handel Architects; Construction shots via CityRealty

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  1. T

    applied but don’t make the one bedroom 1
    income is 14k over