Affordable Housing

A housing lottery opens for 43 apartments in Williamsburg

  • Applicants who earn $100,252 to $215,150 are eligible and rents start at $2,924 for a studio
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By Emily Myers  |
April 6, 2023 - 9:30AM
Rendering of grey apartment building in Williamsburg at dusk

A rendering of 130 Hope St., which is one block east of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Williamsburg.

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications are open for 43 rent-stabilized apartments at 130 Hope St., in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The luxury building is stacked with amenities and applicants who earn $100,252 to $215,150 are eligible, depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $2,924 for a studio.

The available apartments include studios, one, two, and three bedrooms. 

All applicants need to be earning from 130 percent of the area median income (AMI) to qualify. AMI depends on how many people you live with. Currently the AMI for New York City is $106,800 for a two-person household. 

There are 22 one-bedroom apartments available for households of up to five people. The rent for these units is $3,126.

The apartments all have energy efficient appliances including dishwashers. Tenants are responsible for electricity including electric stove and heat. 

Amenities include bike storage and electric vehicle charging. There’s also an outdoor terrace, fitness center, parking, rooftop terrace, working lounge, and courtyard. Additional amenity fees apply for these perks. 

The nearest subway station is Metropolitan Avenue for the G train. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than May 16th.

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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