Affordable Housing

'Affordable' apartments are opening up in Brooklyn starting at $558 a month

By Nathan Tempey  | September 25, 2017 - 3:00PM

NYC Housing Connect

A total of 69 below-market-rate apartments are coming up in Brooklyn through the city's housing lottery program.

At 237 Duffield St. in Downtown Brooklyn, 22 apartments—studios, one-, and two-bedrooms—are taking applications. The units are set aside for households making $31,600-$57,200, and rents start at $867 for studios.

The remainder of the apartments in the 21-story, 110-unit building will rent for market rate. The building is advertised as including a virtual doorman, a roof deck, a lounge with internet and TVs, and laundry.

People with mobility impairments and vision and hearing disabilities get preference, along with municipal employees, and residents of Brooklyn's Community Board 2.

Here are more details on the income requirements:


Across the borough in East New York, 47 new apartments are opening to applications at 2501 Pitkin Ave. The all income-restricted building is seven stories and includes a community room and kitchen, a mail room, bike storage, laundry, a back patio, a playground, and green space.

The units are one-, two-, and three-bedrooms, are set aside for households making $21,100-$66,420.

The building is a block from the Shepherd Avenue C station, eight blocks from the Euclid Avenue A and C station, and a bit further from the Cleveland Street J stop.

Preference is being given to disabled people, city employees, and residents of Brooklyn's Community Board 5. Here is some more detail on the income requirements:


If you're interested and think you might qualify for one of these buildings, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect. Don't apply more than once, or you could be disqualified.

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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