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Rentals as cheap as $833/month in a luxury new Williamsburg building—how to apply now

By Virginia K. Smith  | September 18, 2015 - 9:59AM

Hoping to live right near the epicenter of Bedford Ave. on the cheap? Applications opened today for 19 subsidized rentals at 223 North 8th Street, per a listing on NYC Housing Connect.

Here's how apartment availabilities (and income requirements) break down in the building, which is just a few doors down from the Brookyn Winery between Roebling and Driggs: There are six $833/month studios for single applicants with annual incomes between $29,932 and $36,300; 10 one-bedrooms for $895/month for either a single applicant earning between $32,092 and $36,300 or a couple with a household income between $32,092 and $41,460; and three $1,082/month two-bedrooms available to couples with household incomes between $38,538 and $41,460; a family of three with an income between $38,538 and $46,620; or a family of four with an income between $38,538 and $51,780. 

While there don't appear to be any photos of the actual apartments online just yet, building amenities include a credit card-operated laundry room, according to the listing, as well as a gym and a "rooftop garden/outside area" for no additional fees.

This appears to be a fairly standard 80/20 building—there are 75 units total—and per usual, 5 percent of the apartments will be reserved for mobility-impaired applicants; two percent  for visual or hearing impaired applicants; and 50 percent for current residents of the neighborhood, in this case, Williamsburg and Greenpoint's Community Board 1.

Applications are due October 9th. If you think you might qualify, brush up on our tips here, and either apply online via NYC Housing Connect,  or request an application by mail by sending a  self-addressed envelope, to 223 N. 8th Street c/o Common Ground, PO Box 3620937 New York, NY 10129. (Note, you should do one or the other, but not both: anyone who sends in multiple applications could wind up disqualified.)

Note: BrickUnderground is in no way 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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