Affordable Housing Lottery Open in Brownsville: Rents Start at $670

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More than 60 new rental units are available at 91 Junius Street in the Brownsville section of East New York, with rents starting at $670 per month. Applications can be submitted through New York City Housing Connect, the online portal for all all city-sponsored affordable housing. Based on income qualification, rents start at $670 for a studio and range to $1,224 for a 3-bedroom. The deadline to apply is Oct. 4.

It is important to note that 91 Junius Street is being developed in partnership with the Extremely Low and Low-Income Affordability Program, an NYC Development Corporation initiative, as well as the Supportive Housing Loan Program run by NYC Housing Preservation and Development. As such, there will be on-site social services for low-income and formerly homeless individuals and families.

What Is Supportive Housing?

Supportive housing is permanent affordable housing that provides on-site support services to vulnerable New Yorkers, including formerly homeless individuals and disabled individuals. Sixty percent of units in supportive housing developments are designated for formerly homeless people or disabled people who have been referred by city agencies. The remaining 40 percent of supportive housing is open to the general public through the lottery run by New York City Housing Connect.

Learn more about the NYC affordable housing lottery here.

Amenities at 91 Junius Street:

  • On-site laundry
  • Elevators
  • Central air conditioning
  • No application fee
  • No broker’s fee

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  • Smoke-free building
  • Outdoor playground
  • On-site super
  • 24-hour security cameras
  • On-site social services
  • Proximity to the L train, LIRR, B12 and B14 buses

Where Is 91 Junius Street?

The homes at 91 Junius Street are located between Liberty and Glenmore Avenues in the northeastern section of Brownsville. This section of Brownsville is on the far eastern edge of Brooklyn and is close to the easternmost corner of Bed-Stuy as well as Cypress Hill, Queens. Although farther from more central areas of Brooklyn, the building offers easy access to several train lines. It is a five-minute walk to both the Atlantic Avenue L station as well as the East New York LIRR station. It’s a 10-minute walk to the Broadway Junction A/C station.

Who Should Apply?

In order to apply, you must meet the household size and income requirements, which range from 50 percent of the area median income (AMI) to 60 percent of the area median income. On top of that, all applicants must meet additional criteria. Preference is given to applicants who currently live in New York City with special preference afforded to current residents of Brooklyn Community Board 16, municipal employees, and applicants with disabilities affecting their hearing, vision and mobility.

How Do I Know if I Qualify?

There are 12 studios available for individual renters who make 50 percent of the AMI, which ranges from  $25,303 to $33,400.

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There are 52 units available for renters who make up to 60 percent of the AMI, which ranges from $32,709 for an individual to $66,420 for a household of six.

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Learn more about income eligibility requirements  here.

How Do I Apply?

You can apply online here. If you qualify, you will be contacted for an interview to review and confirm your eligibility. Interviews typically occur between two and ten months after the application deadline. If selected for an interview, go 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 Oct. 4, 2017.