The advertisement for the affordable housing lottery says “Park Slope/Gowanus,” but the actual address in Brooklyn is more in the Greenwood/Gowanus neighborhood. No matter. What matters is that there’s a lottery for six units in a new building at 198 19th St., in a residential neighborhood about five blocks north of Prospect Park. We can squint and call that a Park Slope housing lottery.
For anyone interested, you must make 60 percent of the area median income. That means for one person, the annual household income starts at $35,486, and goes up to $57,240 for a four-person household. (See chart above). Three 1-bedroom units are available starting at $1,035 per month, and three 2-bedrooms start at $1,175. Compare that to market-rate units in the building, which go for $2,500 (1-bedroom) and $3,300 (2-bedroom).
Amenities include a roof deck and gym/rec room. Each apartment also comes with a washer and dryer.
To apply online, head over to the NYC Housing Connect site. Or, send a self addressed envelope to: Eshokol Development Corp., 207 W. 115th St., # 32, New York, NY, 10026. The deadline to apply is Jan. 29, 2018.