Two-Bedroom Units Available at Affordable Building in Bed Stuy for $573 a Month

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Lottery applications are now being accepted for 20 subsidized apartments in Bedford Stuyvesant, which will be ready for tenants by summer’s end. The two-bedroom units will rent for $573 a month.

The low-income units are part of a new facility to be run by the social service group The Bridge, which broke ground on the 53-unit building, at 437 Herkimer Street, in December 2012. The Herkimer Street Residence is an “integrated” facility, which in addition to the apartments up for lottery will contain housing for 40 people with mental-health conditions, including 20 homeless adults and and 20 young adults aging out of state residential treatment facilities for youths.

As reported by DNAinfo this week, the six-story building — which during the planning stages was opposed by neighbors worried about an influx of tenants with mental-health issues — will have round-the-clock front-desk assistance, a community room, and social services available to all tenants.

The lottery closes June 30. Applicants must have a minimum household income of $21,086, with a maximum ranging up to $51,780 depending on the number of people who’ll live in the apartment. Veterans and surviving spouses get preference. To apply, click here.

Herkimer Street Residence [NY Housing Search]
437 Herkimer Street Coverage [Brownstoner]
Photos by Steve Sherman

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