Affordable Housing

Affordable rentals available in a former church in Bushwick for as low as $822/month

By Alanna Schubach | April 11, 2017 - 9:59AM 

For renters on a budget seeking a reverential vibe to their apartments, you can now apply for one of 20 affordable units in the St. Marks, a new luxury rental development connected to a former church in Bushwick, per a post on NYC Housing Connect. The seven story building at 616 Bushwick Avenue is technically a "horizontal addition," Brownstoner reports, and is attached to a school building and the church, which has been gut renovated. 

Studios, one, and two-bedrooms are available to renters who earn 60 percent of the area median income. See below for more details on the options and income restrictions: 

The Housing Connect post doesn't detail building amenities, but judging by Nooklyn's photos of the units, you can expect some pretty swank spaces, with new wood floors and cabinetry, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and large windows bringing in lots of natural light.

More good news: Tenants here need not worry about the impending L train shutdown, as the building is one block away from the Myrtle Avenue JMZ stop. Half the available affordable units will be set aside for current residents of the neighborhood, which in this case falls under the jurisdiction of Brooklyn Community Board 4.

If you're interested and think you qualify, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect, or request a paper application by mailing a self-addressed envelope to The Saint Marks Apts c/o CUFFH, 66 Whipple St, Brooklyn, NY 11206. (Don't apply more than once, or you could be disqualified altogether.)

Applications are due by June 9th.

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 this or other affordable housing developments, please go to the NYC Housing Connect website for information and instructions.


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