A new housing lottery has opened in East Williamsburg, offering six units to low-income renters, with rent for each 1-bedroom set at $1,150. This lottery is unusual in that it is spread over multiple buildings, including 251 Devoe St., 253 Devoe St., 878 Metropolitan Ave., and 882 Metropolitan Ave. Interested renters should apply through NYC Housing Connect. before the deadline of May 30, 2018.
Who Should Apply for the 251 Devoe St. Affordable Housing?
To apply for one of the six available units, you must meet the household income requirements, which are set at 60 percent of the area median income (AMI), or between $39,429 and $50,100 annually, depending on family size.
There are other criteria that may impact the selection process. Current municipal employees and applicants with disabilities impacting their audio, visual or mobile facilities receive special preference. Current residents of Brooklyn Community Board 1 also receive special preference.
How Do I Know If I Qualify?
See a breakdown of income requirements below:
About 251 Devoe St.
Owned and developed by 880 Realty LLC, all four buildings of this East Williamsburg Housing lottery are completely residential. All apartments are new and feature hardwood floors and stainless-steel appliances. Some units include washers and dryers in-unit and private outdoor space.
How Do I Apply?
You can apply online here. If you qualify, you will have an interview to review and confirm your eligibility. Interviews typically occur anywhere between two and 10 months after the application deadline. Be sure to go to the interview prepared. Bring documents that verify your household size, the identities of those in your household, and your household income.
When Is the Deadline?
The deadline to apply is May 30, 2018.