Affordable Housing

Housing lottery launches for 95 rent-stabilized apartments in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

  • New Yorkers who earn $33,806 to $167,700 can apply, and rents start at $874 for a one bedroom
  • The pet-friendly building near Prospect Park has a dog washing station, yoga studio, and terrace
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By Celia Young  |
April 25, 2024 - 10:30AM
A rendering of the 11-story building at 11 Ocean Parkway in Windsor Terrace.

A rendering of the 11-story building at 11 Ocean Parkway in Windsor Terrace.

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Housing lottery applications are open for 95 rent-stabilized apartments at a new development in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. New Yorkers who earn $33,806 to $167,700 are eligible to apply, depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $874 for a one bedroom.

The pet-friendly building at 11 Ocean Parkway has a dog washing station, package lockers, a gym, a yoga studio, and a terrace. It’s located near the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station, which serves the F and G trains. 

Developed by JEMB Realty, the 375-unit building sits between Greenwood Cemetery and Prospect Park in Windsor Terrace. A controversial rezoning allowed the 11-story building to be constructed, replacing International Baptist Church, Brownstoner reported. (There’s another proposed rezoning for Prospect Avenue at the north end of the neighborhood that's being hotly debated.)

A rendering of one of the kitchens inside the 11-story building at 11 Ocean Parkway in Windsor Terrace.

A rendering of one of the kitchens inside 11 Ocean Parkway.


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The apartments are set aside for New Yorkers earning from 40 to 100 percent of the area median income (AMI)—a metric that depends on the number of people you live with. Currently the AMI for New York City is $113,000 for a two-person household. The apartments available include one- and two-bedroom apartments. 

There are 28 one-bedroom apartments available for households earning from $33,806 to $55,920. The rent for these apartments is $874. 

A rendering of one of the bathrooms inside the 11-story building at 11 Ocean Parkway in Windsor Terrace.

A rendering of one of the bathrooms within 11 Ocean Parkway.


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The developers have set aside 50 percent of the rent-stabilized apartments for applicants who already live in the area. Future lotteries will use a lower ratio as a result of a lawsuit settlement, which claimed the practice of community preference perpetuates segregation and violates the Fair Housing Act. Check out this story: "NYC agrees to cut percentage of housing lottery units set aside for nearby residents."

Another 5 percent of the apartments will be preferentially given to NYC employees. A small percentage of the apartments are also set aside for residents with mobility, vision, and hearing needs. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than June 4th.

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 a rent-stabilized apartment can be life changing: Rent increases are capped and lease renewals are automatic, providing long-term stability 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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Celia Young

Senior Writer

Celia Young is a senior writer at Brick Underground where she covers New York City residential real estate. She graduated from Brandeis University and previously covered local business at the Milwaukee Business Journal, entertainment at Madison Magazine, and commercial real estate at Commercial Observer. She currently resides in Brooklyn.

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