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Apply now: affordable housing options in Williamsburg, Fort Greene, and Harlem

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So far, 2016 is shaping up to be a good time to apply to affordable housing: in addition to the 75 brand new Midtown rentals that started taking applications earlier this week, options have now opened up in Harlem, Fort Greene, and Williamsburg, per several new listings on NYC Housing Connect.

First up, 149 Kent Ave, a new Williamsburg waterfront development that YIMBY reports will also have retail on the ground floor, is now taking applications for 33 affordable rentals. Renters in affordable units will also have access to the building's rooftop lounge, laundry rooms, community terrace, entertainment lounge, and fitness room, according to the listing.

The apartments are a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms ranging from $563/month to $926/month for renters with household incomes between $19,303 and $43,150, depending on apartment and family size. Click here for the application—the deadline is April 11th—and see below for the full list of apartment options and requirements (click to enlarge):

Further south in Fort Greene, there are 282 affordable apartments available at 250 Ashland Place (or "The Ashland"), for families with household incomes all the way up to $200,400, depending on apartment and family size. The mixed-use building also has perks such as a roof deck, concierge, and residents' lounge, though for extra fees.  Rents range from $801/month for a studio to $3,649 for a three-bedroom, and applications are due April 11th. You can find the application here, and check out the full list of apartment options and requirements below (click to enlarge):

Last up, in a smaller building uptown, 34 apartments are now taking applications at 260 West 153rd Street in West Harlem. The options are a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms with rents ranging from $641/month to $836/month and income requirements topping out at $43,150. Check out the full application here, and browse the apartment options below (click to enlarge). For this one, applications are due by April 12th.

You can browse more listings and apply via NYC Housing Connect, and if you'd like to brush up on tips for making your application the best it can be, we've got a guide here.

Note: BrickUnderground is not affiliated with New York City public housing. If you are interested in applying to this or other affordable housing developments, please go to the NYC Housing Connect website for information and instructions.


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