A new housing lottery was just unveiled for 17 units available to qualified renters for a brand-new building located at 10 Lexington Ave. in Clinton Hill. The deadline to apply is Oct. 30, 2017.

In addition to the lottery, there is a cool piece of Clinton Hill history near this new building. It’s adjacent to the former Broken Angel House, which has an interesting backstory that ended in a family’s eviction due to the building’s unsafe structure. The house was used in the 2005 film “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” before being razed in 2014. It is now a condo building. Here’s more on the Broken Angel story from The New York Times and more about the Clinton Hill neighborhood.

Photo of the Broken Angel house, now a condo, is to the left and 10 Lex is the gray building to the right.

The Broken Angel house, now a condo, is to the left and 10 Lex is the gray building to the right.

Back to the lottery. Qualified applicants need to make 60 percent of the area median income. For a one-person household, that means $34,800 to $40,080 annually, or for two people, $34,800 to $45,840.

illustration of 10 Lexington

Amenities include a gym, rooftop terrace, laundry room and lounge. The building is a few blocks from the Pratt Institute, and Fort Greene Park is about a mile away.

Qualified applicants can apply one of two ways:

  • By mail: Send a self-addressed envelope to: 10 Lexington Avenue c/o The Wavecrest Management Team, 87-14 116th Street, Richmond Hill, NY 11418.
  • Online: Go to nyc.gov/housingconnect

Instructions warn to send only one appliction; do not send duplicates or apply both ways (by mail and online) or you will be disqualified.

Deadline to apply is Oct. 30, 2017.

To inspire applicants, take a look at this market-rate unit currently being listed.

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