Affordable Housing

Here's how to get a two-bedroom for under $1,000 in Brooklyn

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Yes, you read that headline right. Oceanhill II, a collection of newly constructed units located at 1740-1760 Prospect Place and 396 Saratoga Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn—complete with live-in superintendents, on-site laundry rooms, energy efficient appliances and fixtures, fitness rooms, and parking spaces (for an extra fee)—has begun accepting applications. 

To qualify for this (highly) affordable housing, you'll have to make between $24,995 and $38,100 for a one-person household, anywhere from $24,995 to $43,500 for a two-person household, and from $30,035 and $54,360 for a family of four (more details here, households can go up to six people).

Apartments range from a $689 one-bedroom and $1,181 for a three-bedroom. Assuming you qualify, you have to win the housing lottery, too, of course. 

Applications are due June 15th. If you think you might qualify, brush up on our tips here, and either apply online via NYC Housing Connect or request an application by mail by sending a  self-addressed envelope, to Oceanhill II, LLC c/o Cornell Pace Inc. 542 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. (Note, you should do one or the other, but not both: Anyone who sends in multiple applications could be disqualified.)

Note: BrickUnderground 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.