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Applications are finally open for (surprisingly expensive) affordable rentals in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

By Virginia K. Smith  | July 22, 2015 - 1:59PM

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Applications opened today for a long-awaited middle-income rental building in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, with apartments starting at $1,909 a month, according to a new listing on NYC Housing Connect.

The building at 382 Lefferts Avenue was originally envisioned as a high-priced condo building, but the project stalled during the recession, and as Crain's reported in 2011, the developers opted into a city program to convert the building into 46 moderate- and middle-income rentals. And indeed, these apartments aren't as cheap as the usual fare you find in NYC's affordable housing lotteries: Studios are going for $1,909/month; one-bedrooms, $2,047/month; and two-bedrooms, $2,465/month. Renters need to have incomes ranging from $67,406 to $138,080, depending on household and apartment size. (A full list of availabilities and income requirements can be found here.) The building also has a fitness center and "party rooms," though additional fees apply.

Preference for half of the apartments will be given to current neighborhood residents of CB9 (the exact boundaries can be found here). To apply, brush up on our tips for a successful affordable housing application here, and either apply via the NYC Housing Connect website, or request a paper application by sending a postcard or self-addressed envelope to The Maral Group, 620 Foster Ave Suite 301, Brooklyn, NY 11230. The deadline for applications is September 22nd.


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