Applications are now open for affordable rentals in Bed-Stuy, but the odds of winning a spot will be even slimmer than usual: there are only two apartments open in the building.
The LLC that owns 296 Throop Avenue (a building a few blocks from the Myrtle-Willoughby G train) is now accepting applications for two affordable one-bedroom apartments, according to NYC housing connect. There are two one-bedrooms available for $947/month for a single renter earning between $32,469 and $36,300, or a pair of renters with a combined household income between $32,469 and $41,460. Per usual, preference for 50 percent of the units (i.e. one of these two apartments) will go to locals, in this case current residents of Bed-Stuy's Community Board 3.
The listing notes that the units are newly constructed, and while there aren't any accompanying photos, you can get a sense of the building's interiors from photos of a market-rate two-bedroom that was recently rented for $2,200 a month:
If you're interested in applying, move quickly: applications are due by April 10th.