Affordable Housing

An affordable housing lottery opens for 45 apartments in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

  • Rents start at $1,473 for a newly constructed studio
  • Eligible applicants must earn from $53,863 to $187,330
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By Emily Myers  |
January 5, 2023 - 9:30AM

A rendering of 875 Fourth Ave. in Sunset Park where there are 45 rent-stabilized apartments available via NYC's housing lottery.

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications are open for 45 newly constructed apartments at 874 Fourth Ave. in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Eligible applicants must earn $53,863 to $187,330 depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $1,473 for a studio.

There are 18 one-bedroom units, which can accommodate up to three people, available to households with an income that is 80 percent of the area median income (AMI). The rent for these apartments is $1,571 a month. AMI depends on how many people you live with. Currently the AMI for NYC is $106,800 for a two-person household.  

The amenities in the building include a gym and an outdoor terrace. There's also a shared work space with a lounge and conference room area. Additional fees apply for use of some of the amenities. 

The building is pet friendly and has bike storage lockers and assigned parking spaces. The nearest subway station is 36th Street for the D, N, and R lines. There are nearby connections to the Q, F, and G trains. 

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 February 20th. 

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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