Affordable Housing

A housing lottery opens for 55 apartments in Downtown Brooklyn

Headshot of Emily Myers
By Emily Myers  |
July 7, 2022 - 12:30PM

If you earn $79,098 to $215,150, depending on your household size, you are eligible to apply.

NYC Housing Connect

Applications are open for 55 newly constructed apartments at 22 Chapel St. in Downtown Brooklyn through the affordable housing lottery. Applicants with incomes ranging from $79,098 to $215,150 are eligible, depending on your household size.

The building has a distinctive angular facade and is in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn with Barclays Centre nearby. It's close to Brooklyn Heights with its historic waterfront, not far from Fort Greene Park, and is close to eight major subway lines.

The available rent-stabilized apartments are studios, one, two, and three bedrooms set aside for people earning 130 percent of the area median income for households of one to seven people. (The area median income for a two-person household in New York City is $106,800.) 

Rents start at $2,307 a month for a studio and there are 23 apartments of this size available.

There are 14 two-bedroom apartments available for renters with incomes of $102,000 to $187,330, depending on your household size. The rent for these apartments is $2,975.

The building has an outdoor terrace, a children's playroom, and gym. Apartments have energy-efficient appliances. Tenants are responsible for electricity, and the landlord will take care of hot water.

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than August 31st. 

If you’re interested and think you might qualify for one of these apartments, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect. For details on this particular lottery, click here. Don’t apply more than once, or you could be disqualified.

Winning one of these rent-stabilized apartments can be life changing: Rent increases are capped and lease renewals are automatic, providing long-term affordability for NYC renters. Need more information on how the housing lottery works? Check out “6 steps for applying to NYC's affordable housing lottery.”

For some advice from successful applicants read “How to land a rental apartment through NYC's affordable housing lottery.” And if you or someone you know is having trouble with the application process, consider reaching out to a housing ambassador in the community.

Note: Brick Underground is in no way affiliated with New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development or the Housing Development Corporation. If you are interested in applying to these or other affordable housing developments, please go to NYC Housing Connect for information and instructions.

Do you have first-person advice to share about the affordable housing lottery? Drop us an email. We respect all requests for anonymity.


Headshot of Emily Myers

Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She writes about issues ranging from market analysis and tenants' rights to the intricacies of buying and selling condos and co-ops. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

Brick Underground articles occasionally include the expertise of, or information about, advertising partners when relevant to the story. We will never promote an advertiser's product without making the relationship clear to our readers.