You are not daydreaming. The headline is correct. A new housing lottery has opened in swanky Brooklyn Heights and is accepting applications for low- and middle-income renters. Rents for the Pierrepont housing lottery start at $596 for studios and go up to $2,993 for 2-bedrooms, varying with income and household size. If interested, renters should apply through NYC Housing Connect before the deadline of March 27, 2019.
How to Apply for The Pierrepont Housing Lottery
To apply, you must meet the household income requirements. These range from 40 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI) or, between $22,389 and $135,590 annually. Other factors also may influence the selection process. Applicants with disabilities impacting their audio, visual or mobile facilities receive special preference. Municipal employees and residents of Brooklyn Community Board 2 receive preference as well.
How Do I Know If I Qualify?
See a breakdown of income requirements below:
About The Pierrepont Housing Lottery
Aside from having a highly coveted Brooklyn Heights address, The Pierrepont offers plenty of luxe amenities to go along with its gorgeous water front and city views. Residents can expect standard luxury building offerings like a fitness center, resident lounge, storage and roof deck. However, the Pierrepont kicks it up a notch for pet lovers as not only is it pet-friendly, but it also offers a pet spa. The building is just a few blocks away from Borough Hall with access to the 2, 3, 4, 5 and R trains.
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.
What Is the Deadline to Apply?
The deadline to apply is March 27, 2019.