Affordable Housing

An affordable housing lottery opens for 53 apartments in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

  • Rents in the newly constructed building start at $1,576 for a studio apartment
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By Emily Myers  |
January 26, 2023 - 9:30AM

An interior rendering of an apartment at 1010 Pacific St., where 39 one-bedroom units are available through the lottery. 

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications are open for 53 newly constructed apartments at 1010 Pacific St. in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Eligible applicants must earn from $56,983 to $138,840 depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $1,576 for a studio.

There are 39 one-bedroom units available, which can accommodate up to three people. The income requirement for these apartments is 80 percent of the area median income (AMI). AMI depends on how many people you live with. Currently the AMI for New York City is $106,800 for a two-person household. The rent for these one bedrooms is $1,681 a month. 

The pet-friendly building is close to Atlantic Avenue and packed with amenities including bike storage, parking, electric vehicle charging stations, a shared laundry room, gym, media and party room, plus a playground and children's playroom. For pet owners, the building has a dog-washing station. There's also a roof terrace and a business center. Additional fees apply for the use of some amenities. 

The apartments all have dishwashers, and high-end, energy-efficient appliances. Renters can pay rent and make maintenance requests online. Tenants are responsible for paying electricity bills, which include heat and electric stoves.

The nearest subway station is Franklin Avenue for the A and C lines. 

The developers have set aside 50 percent of the rent-stabilized apartments for for applicants who already live in the area. Another 5 percent of the apartments will be preferentially given to NYC employees. A small percentage of the apartments are also set aside for residents with mobility, vision, and hearing needs. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than March 21st. 

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 a rent-stabilized apartment 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.

Have you successfully won an apartment through the affordable housing lottery? If you have first-person advice to share about the process, we’d love to hear from you. Please send us an email. We respect all requests for anonymity.


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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 four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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