The massive redevelopment project aimed to reinvigorate a key corridor of East New York has just opened an affordable housing lottery for 240 new apartments. The Livonia development, a group of three new buildings at 453 Hinsdale St., 500 Livonia Ave., and 487 Livonia Ave., is seeking qualified lower middle-income applicants for a variety of apartments. Here are the details:

  • WhatHousing lottery for 41 newly constructed units.
  • Who can apply: Households earning 30, 40, 50 and 60 percent of the area median income. 
  • How to apply: Online or through the mail. To apply online, go to NYC Housing Connect. To apply by mail, request an application by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to BRP Livonia Apartments c/o Wavecrest Consulting LLC, 87-14 116th Street, Richmond Hill, NY 11418.
  • Deadline: Nov. 21, 2018

The income requirements for the apartments are aimed to attract low-income and lower middle-income earners. For instance, people who make as little as $15,429 as a single person would qualify for a studio apartment with a monthly rental price of $395.

At the top end of the qualifying income range, a household of up to 6 people must earn between $48,446 and $72,600 for a 3-bedroom at a rental rate of $1,339. The chart shows all the various income levels an applicant needs to be at in order to qualify.

graphic of Livonia Apartments lottery

The Livonia Commons project from the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development will consist of four mixed-use rental buildings with a total of 288 units, plus 50,000 square feet in community and retail space.

Photo courtesy of Dunn Development.

The four buildings, which will include one at 463 Hinsdale, are all 7 stories and positioned adjacent to the L Train at Livonia Avenue. The buildings are also LEED-certified as green buildings, thanks to solar panels, water-saving plumbing systems, energy-efficient boilers and green roofs.

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