Affordable Housing

Feeling lucky? Two new one-bedrooms are up for grabs for $918 a month in Bushwick

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Sometimes the affordable housing gods (read: developers) offer up hundreds of apartments in a brand-new development to renters, and sometimes, they have just one or two listings at a time. This week, we're looking at the latter option, as the lottery opened up for just two affordable rentals in Bushwic, per a listing on NYC Housing Connect.

There are two $918/month one-bedrooms up for grabs at 319 Melrose, a small rental building near soon-to-be-shuttered neighborhood staple Tandem. Preference for half of the units (in other words, one of the apartments) will be given to current residents of Bushwick's Community Board 4; household income is capped at $31,475 to $36,300 for a single renter, or $31,475 to $41,460 for a pair. The building appears to still be under construction, and details are scant about the actual apartments (or any potential amenities in the building).

Applications are due by November 12th, and if you think you may qualify, you can make a profile and apply via NYC Housing Connect, or request a paper application by sending a self-addressed envelope to 319 MELROSE LLC c/o Metropolitan Realty Exemptions, 118 Middleton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206.

And if you'd like to up your odds a little, a single affordable rental in Williamsburg also started taking applications this week. 

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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