Affordable Housing

Apply now for an East Williamsburg rental as cheap as $1,020/month

By Virginia K. Smith  | March 15, 2017 - 3:59PM

Applications have just opened for a handful of affordable rentals in 845 Grand, an otherwise high-priced new rental building in East Williamsburg, according to a new listing posted on NYC Housing Connect.

In a building where a market-rate one-bedroom goes for around $2,700/month, qualified winners of the lottery will get either a one-bedroom for $1,020/month, or a two-bedroom for $1,224/month. See below for the full list of apartment availabilities, prices, and income requirements (click to enlarge):


Building amenities include a rooftop terrace, backyard, indoor lounge, and "exercise/yoga room," as well as bike storage and laundry rooms. For an idea of the apartment interiors, you can take a look at photos from this market-rate listing in the building posted on StreetEasy:




As usual with this type of development, preference for half of the affordable units will be given to current neighborhood residents, which in this case means residents of Brooklyn's Community Board 1. 

If you're interested and think you may qualify, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect, or request a paper application by mailing a self-addressed envelope to 845 Grand, c/o Housing Partnership Development Corporation, 242 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018. (Don't apply more than once, or you could be disqualified from the running.)

Appications are due by April 5th.

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 this or other affordable housing developments, please go to the NYC Housing Connect website for information and instructions.


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