Affordable Housing

An affordable housing lottery opens for 57 apartments for seniors in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

  • The rent for the apartments is effectively zero but you must qualify for Section 8
  • Eligible applicants can earn from $0 to $60,050 depending on your household
  • One member of your household must be 62 years old or older to qualify
By Emily Myers | January 19, 2023 - 9:30AM

The studios and one bedrooms at 414 63rd St. are set aside for households where at least one member is 62 years of age or older. 

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications are open for 57 newly constructed apartments at 414 63rd St. in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. 

Only households where at least one member is 62 years of age or older are eligible to apply for this housing lottery. 

Eligible applicants must also qualify for Section 8 housing vouchers and will pay 30 percent of their household income in rent. The maximum income for applicants is $60,050, depending on the size of the household. The rent for the apartments is effectively zero. 

All the apartments are for those earning up to 50 percent of the area median income (AMI). AMI depends on how many people you live with. Currently the AMI for NYC is $106,800 for a two-person household.

The nine-story building and two adjacent townhouses will provide 84 new units of affordable senior housing, including 26 for formerly homeless seniors. Within the building, there will also be five new universal pre-kindergarten classrooms. 

Building amenities include a shared laundry room, outdoor areas, a rooftop terrace and community events and classes. Apartments are equipped with energy-efficient appliances and electric stoves. Tenants pay for electricity. Heat and hot water is included in the rent. 

The developers have set aside 15 percent of the apartments for applicants with mobility issues and 8 percent of the units for applicants who need additional hearing and visual support. 

The nearest subway station is 59th Street for the N, R, Q, and W trains. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than March 17th. 

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.


Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, and graduated with a MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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