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How to apply for Brownsville rentals as cheap as $690/month

By Virginia K. Smith  | November 19, 2015 - 1:59PM

Applications opened yesterday for rentals in a massive new affordable housing development in Brownsville, per NYC Housing Connect, with a total of 71 apartments available, and prices as low as $690/month.

Located at 1743-1765 Prospect Place, the rentals are part of the first phase of the Prospect Plaza development, described by its architects as "[transforming] a 4.5-acre scattered site into 364 units of new, affordable and public housing and supporting amenities." When the project is completed, it will include a "supermarket, community facility, a rooftop greenhouse, and a recreation area." (YIMBY's got more details and photos of the construction process here.)

There are apartments at a variety of prices and sizes available, for households with incomes between $25,063 and $60,120, depending on apartment and family size. Check out the full list of availabilities and income restrictions below (and click to expand):

If you think you qualify, check out our tips on applying here, and file your application either via the NYC Housing Connect website, or request a paper application by sending a self-addressed envelope to Oceanhill, LLC c/o Cornell Pace Inc. 542 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. (Note: don't apply more than once, or you may be disqualified.) Applications are due by January 19, 2016.

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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