Apply to rent an apartment in East New York starting, at $413 per month

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By Emily Myers  |
October 31, 2018 - 12:00PM

Applications are open via the city's housing lottery for 121 newly constructed units at 679 Van Sinderen Ave. and 180 New Lots Ave. in East New York, Brooklyn. 

The apartments are one-, two-, and three-bedroom units set aside for people with incomes ranging from $16,629 to $72,600. Rents start at $413 for a one bedroom. The units can accommodate from one to six people and the qualifying earning bracket is between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income. 

Full income eligibility and rent details are here:


The two seven-story buildings, called Van Sinderen Plaza, are smoke-free and have an elevator, on-site superintendent, roof deck, rec room, bike storage and card-operated laundry. On-site parking is also available at an additional cost. 

The buildings are close to the New Lots Avenue subway station, served by the 3, 4, and L trains. Bus services nearby are the B15 and B35. Local parks include Lion's Pride Playground and Livonia Park. 

If you’re interested and think you might qualify for one of these apartments, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect. For details on this particular lottery, click here. Don’t apply more than once, or you could be disqualified.

Note: Brick Underground is in no way affiliated with New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development or the Housing Development Corporation. 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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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

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