fort greene housing lottery

An affordable housing lottery in Fort Greene offers 20 units to qualified applicants.

A new housing lottery in Fort Greene at 1 Flatbush Avenue is now open for qualified applicants, with 20 brand-new studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units available. Rents start at just $690 for a studio. But, as with all NYC housing lotteries, there are strict limits on income and household size.

New Yorkers who earn at one of two household-income levels may qualify: Either between $23,657 for a single person and $40,960 for a family of three, or between $81,257 for a single person and $159,640 for a family of five. See commensurate rents and unit sizes in the chart below.

fort greene housing lottery

The apartments being offered are in 1 Flatbush Avenue (Phase II), which is in Fort Greene near the borders of Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill. The 19-story building, built in 2018, features amenities like a landscaped rooftop and resident lounge. An additional fee applies for access to the building’s gym. Apartments come with in-unit washers and dryers.

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Market-rate units currently available in 1 Flatbush Avenue range from a studio for $2,500 to a 2-bedroom for $4,286, so these lottery rents represent a tremendous discount. The location is super-close to a variety of train lines, including the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q, and R.

You can apply for this lottery on NYC Housing Connect. The deadline to apply is August 4, 2020.

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