Affordable Housing

Apply to rent a Bushwick apartment for as little as $856 a month

By Nathan Tempey  | February 13, 2018 - 10:00AM

16 Charles Pl. is a mixed-income building in Bushwick with 39 apartments in all.

Karl Fischer Architecte

The city is taking applications for eight discounted apartments in a new building in Bushwick through the housing lottery. 

The apartments at 16 Charles Pl. are studios and one and two bedrooms set aside for households making $29,349-$57,240, with the studios renting for $856 a month.

Full eligibility and rent details are here:


The building has 39 apartments in all, and it also features laundry, a resident lounge, and roof access. Parking spots are available for an additional fee.

The building is on a dead-end block just off a happening strip of Myrtle Avenue, under the elevated M tracks. The coffee shop Little Skips and a few trendy bars are right around the corner, and the Myrtle-Broadway J, M, and Z station is two blocks away.

The building was developed by Israel Perlmutter, longtime business partner of slain Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark.

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. Don't apply more than once, or you could be disqualified.

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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