image of affordable housing lottery in park slope and gowanus, brooklyn

Six units in this building will be open to housing lottery winners.

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.

Graphic of housing lottery 198 19th Street

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).

Photo of 198 19th Street #2H

This is a market-rate 1 bedroom apartment at 198 19th St.

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.

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