Affordable Housing

An affordable housing lottery opens for 37 apartments in Greenpoint

  • Rents at 8 Marcy Ave., start at $1,576 for a studio
  • Applicants must have incomes from $57,395 to $187,330
  • 50 percent of units will go to local residents
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By Emily Myers  |
October 13, 2022 - 12:30PM

There are 13 one bedrooms available for renters with incomes from $62,503 to $96,080 depending on the number of people in the household. 

NYC Housing Lottery

Applications are open through the affordable housing lottery for 37 newly constructed apartments at 8 Marcy Ave., in Greenpoint. Rents start at $1,576, for a studio. Eligible applicants for this lottery must earn from $57,395 to $187,330, depending on the size of the household. 

The stabilized apartments are studios, one, and two bedrooms set aside for households earning from 80 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI). This varies depending on how many people you live with. Currently the AMI for New York City is $106,800 for a two-person household. 

There are 13 one bedrooms available for renters with incomes from $62,503 to $96,080 depending on the number of people in the household. The rent for these apartments is $1,681.

The apartments have open kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Building amenities, for an additional fee, include parking, bike storage, a shared laundry room, a recreation room, rooftop access, and a business center. There's close proximity to the G, J, L, and M trains. 

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 will be allocated to applicants with mobility, vision, and hearing needs. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than December 12th. 

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.

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 real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

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