An affordable housing lottery has been announced in Sunset Park for 19 newly constructed units ranging in size from studios to 2-bedrooms. The deadline to apply is Oct. 2, 2017.

photo of 635 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn

Located at 635 Fourth Avenue, the building is being constructed as part of New York City’s Inclusionary Housing Program and is approved to receive a tax exemption as part of the 421a Tax Abatement program.

Applicants making 60 percent of the area median income can qualify for the apartments as follows:

  • Eight studios available for $813 per month for one person making $30,343-$40,080 annually
  • Seven 1-bedrooms available for $840 per month for one person making $31,338-$40,080 annually or one to two people making $31,338-$45,840 annually
  • Four 2-bedrooms available for $1,016 per month for two people making $37,406-$45,840, three people making $37,406-$51,540, or four people making $37,406-$57,240 annually.

Graph of Sunset Park housing lottery

Amenities include a gym, lounge, kids room, pet spa, bike room and outdoor amenity space.

Applicants who live in New York City receive a general preference for apartments. A percentage of units are set aside for:

  • Mobility-disabled applicants (5 percent)
  • Vision- or hearing-disabled applicants (2 percent)

Also, preference if given to:

  • Residents of Brooklyn Community Board 7 (50 percent)*
  • Municipal employees (5 percent)

Interested applicants can apply online or through the mail. To apply online, go to To request an application by mail, send a self-addressed envelope to: Fifth Avenue Committee, 621 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Applications must be received by Oct. 2, 2017.

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