Affordable Housing

Housing lottery opens for 80 new apartments in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

By Emily Myers | May 19, 2022 - 9:30AM

A rendering of the pool at 539 Vanderbilt Ave. in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. 

Housing Connect 

An affordable housing lottery opened for 80 newly constructed apartments at 539 Vanderbilt Ave. in Brooklyn for applicants who meet income eligibility requirements.  

The rent-stabilized apartments are studios, one, two, and three bedrooms set aside for people in income brackets from $48,206 to $215,150 for households of one to seven people. Rents start at $1,320 a month for a studio. The units are for households earning from 70 to 130 percent of the area median income.

There are 18 two-bedroom apartments available for tenants with incomes of $62,160 to $100,870. The rent for these apartments is $1,683.

The distinctive twisted-frame building has 29-stories and is at the junction of Atlantic, CIinton, and Vanderbilt avenues. The nearest subway is at the intersection of Clinton and Washington, where you can catch the A and C trains. 

The building is pet friendly and has bike storage lockers and a pool. Apartments have energy-efficient appliances. The developers have set aside 50 percent of the affordable apartments for those who live in the community. There is also a 5 percent preference for NYC employees. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than July 7th. 

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 one of these rent-stabilized apartments 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 “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.


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