Affordable Housing

Apply to rent a one bedroom in Williamsburg for $1,100 a month

By Nathan Tempey  | May 14, 2018 - 12:00PM

251 Devoe St. in East Williamsburg, one of two buildings with active housing lotteries in the general area.


A total of 22 apartments in two newly constructed buildings in Williamsburg and East Williamsburg are available to rent at a discount through the city housing lottery.

The apartments are all one bedrooms, renting for $1,080 and $1,150 in two separate lotteries, for buildings at 251 Devoe St. and 89 Bartlett St. The units are set aside for one- and two-person households making $37,029-$50,100 a year.

The Devoe Street building also fronts Metropolitan Avenue, between Olive Street and Bushwick Avenue, three blocks from the Grand Avenue L station. The Bartlett Street building is in the Broadway Triangle, at the junction of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, and is three blocks from the Flushing Avenue J/M/Z and G stations. Neither building is billed as having significant amenities. Both buildings also have market-rate apartments in them.

If you're interested and think you might qualify, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect. Details for 251 Devoe are here, and for 89 Bartlett, here. 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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