Affordable Housing

Rent in a former Bushwick convent for as little as $519/month—if you qualify

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

While it's common in Brooklyn to see former churches remade into apartment buildings, a converted convent is a somewhat rarer sight. That said, the price is likely the larger appeal for the Our Lady of Lourdes apartments in Bushwick, which are now taking applications for apartments starting as low as $519/month, per a new listing on NYC Housing Connect.

The project, located near the Bushwick Avenue-Aberdeen Street L train stop, is offering up 63 affordable apartments in total, a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and three-bedrooms for renters within the qualifying income ranges. See below for the full list of apartment options, prices, and income requirements:


As YIMBY has previously reported, the building is a mix of supportive and affordable housing, and the Housing Connect listing notes that building amenities include bike storage, an outdoor playground, and a shared community room for tenants.

As is the case for this type of affordable housing, preference for half of the apartments will be given to current community residents (in this case of Brooklyn's Community District 4); for tips on the application process, we've got a guide here. 

You can either apply online via NYC Housing Connect; request a paper application by sending a self-addressed envelope to Our Lady of Lourdes Apartments; 217 Wyckoff Avenue Brooklyn NY 11237; or pick up an application in person at that same address, from Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm. (Be sure not to send in more than one application, or you could be disqualified altogether.) The deadline to apply is March 8th.

Note: Brick Underground 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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