Lottery opens for affordable units at new Passive House project in Ocean Hill, from $457/month

March 5, 2021

Photo of the Harry T. Nance Apartments, Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Applications are currently being accepted for 55 affordable apartments at a new sustainable development in Brooklyn’s Ocean Hill neighborhood. The Harry T. Nance Apartments, located at 1860 Eastern Parkway, stands 10 stories and includes a new home for the True Holy Church. New Yorkers earning 30, 40, 50, and 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms priced between $457/month and $1,485/month.

Developed jointly by the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council with the state’s Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and RiseBoro Community Partnership, the building features a new 4,913 square foot church sanctuary and two community facilities.

Heritage Architecture designed the building to meet Passive House standards with sustainable systems aimed at reducing energy consumption, including high-efficiency HVAC and lighting.

All 67 of the building’s apartments are affordable for extremely low-, very low-, and low-income households, with some units set aside for formerly homeless veterans.

Residents have access to an indoor community room, a roof terrace, and on-site laundry. Located on the corner of bustling Eastern Parkway and Atlantic Avenue, the building sits a block from the L subway line, the Long Island Rail Road at East New York station, and the A, C subway lines a little further north at Rockaway Avenue.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until May 3, 2021. Preference for 50 percent of the units will be given to residents of Brooklyn Community Board 16. Complete details on how to apply are available here. 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’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


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