Applications are now open for 30 affordable apartments in a large, newly constructed building in Crown Heights. One-bedroom apartments will cost only $913 per month, and two-bedrooms will go for $1,065 per month. The apartments will be raffled off among the eligible applicants.
by Rachel Holiday Smith – DNAinfo
Applications are now open for 30 affordable apartments in a large, newly constructed building on St. Marks Avenue.
The subsidized one- and two-bedrooms at 505 St. Marks Ave. in Crown Heights are available only to households that make between $31,303 and $51,780, according to lottery guidelines for the building posted Thursday by the city’s affordable housing system, Housing Connect.
Monthly rent for an affordable one-bedroom apartment in the building is $913; two-bedrooms will go for $1,065 per month.
The St. Marks Avenue building between Classon and Franklin avenues has been under construction for two years. The complex, designed by Issac Stern Architects, has 147 apartments in total, according to building records. Market-rate units there cost between $2,200 for a studio and $3,890 for a duplex two-bedroom, according to listings on the building’s website.
Preference for half of the affordable units at the building will go to residents of Brooklyn Community Board 8, which covers most of Prospect Heights and Crown Heights between Eastern Parkway and Atlantic Avenue
All applications must be made through the Housing Connect system, online or by mail. The deadline to apply for an apartment at the complex is July 26.