Affordable Housing

A housing lottery opens for 160 apartments in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

By Emily Myers | July 28, 2022 - 12:30PM

Rents start at $465 a month for a studio at 1101 President St. in Brooklyn's Crown Heights via the NYC Housing Lottery.

NYC Housing Lottery

Applications are open for 160 newly constructed apartments at 1101 President St. in Crown Heights through the affordable housing lottery for applicants who meet income eligibility requirements.

The rent-stabilized apartments are studios, one, two, and three bedrooms set aside for people who earn from $18,515 to $99,300, depending on household size.

Rents start at $465 a month for a studio. These units are for households earning 30 to 60 percent of the area median income (AMI). Currently, the AMI for New York City is $106,800 for a two-person household.

There are 66 one-bedroom apartments available for tenants with incomes of $48,892 to $72,060, depending on household size. The rent for these apartments is $1,342. 

The building is at President Street between Bedford and Rogers avenues. The area is served by the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains. The building is also close to Prospect Park. 

Apartments have washers and dryers as well as dishwashers. Amenities also include bike storage, a recreation room, gym, business center, and a rooftop terrace. 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. A small percentage of apartments are also set aside for those who need assistance with vision, hearing, or mobility issues. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than September 19th. 

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 “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.

Do you have first-person advice to share about the affordable housing lottery? Drop us an email. We respect all requests for anonymity.


Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, and graduated with a MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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