How to Enter Brooklyn’s Affordable Housing Lottery

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  • January 14, 2021
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By Andrew Martinez

It’s not exactly winning the lottery but it’s the second best thing for residents trying to score a better apartment.

Two more affordable housing lotteries have opened in Brooklyn. One housing complex is in Wingate, and the other is in Bushwick. For those new to Brooklyn, the housing lottery is a way to get an affordable apartment that are partially sponsored by the City.

A one-bedroom and two two-bedroom units at 648 Midwood Street in Wingate are available for those households of one to five whose income range between $76,835 and $159,640.

How Much is Rent with Affordable Housing

Rent starts at $2,241 and cap at $2,709 a month utilities not included. However a two month concession is being offered on initial leases.

Three one-bedroom and three two-bedroom units at 387 Bleecker Street in Bushwick are up for grabs for households of one to five whose income range between $68,160 and $159,640. Rent starts at $1,988 and cap at $2,436 a month utilities not included.

The Amenities

The Wingate building offers residents access to an outdoor recreation area, a rooftop terrace, and each unit is equipped with a washer and dryer. The location is rated as pedestrian walker friendly, easy access to public transportation, and updated kitchens.

The Bushwick building offers residents a unit modernly designed, with white painted walls and small but open kitchen areas. Listing photos show that some come with a washer and dryer, outdoor balcony off the main living area and a rooftop terrace.

How to Apply for Affordable Housing Apartment

Applications for the Wingate units can be found at HousingConnect.NYC.Gov or requested by mail with a self-addressed envelope sent to 648 Midwood Street C/O Reside New York, 381 South 5th St #, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

Applications for the Bushwick units can be found at HousingConnect.NYC.Gov.

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