A lottery has opened for 112 units at an 18-story affordable building for LGBTQ seniors under construction in Fort Greene.
Located at 112 St. Edwards Street, it stands on NYCHA land occupied by the Raymond V. Ingersoll Houses, across from the northwest corner of Fort Greene Park. The building’s existence is part of a controversial plan to lease NYCHA land to developers in exchange for cash to make repairs and for more affordable (and market-rate) apartments.
According to the New York Housing Conference website, the units will all be available at under 60 percent of the area median income, with 30 percent of the total units set aside for the formerly homeless.
In this lottery, there are 40 studios available for a one-person household, and 68 units for a one- to two-person household. Rents are set at 30 percent of the occupants’ household income.
Eligible incomes range between $0 and $42,700 for households of one to two people.
Jonathan Marvel is the architect of record. FC Partners is developing, in collaboration with SAGE, a group that advocates for LGBTQ seniors. Construction began in 2017.
The back of the building rises only 12 stories. According to building permits, there will be 146 units total; terraces on the second, seventh and 14th floors; and a senior center on the ground floor with a cafeteria.
Next door is the Church of St. Michael and St. Edward, a Romanesque Revival church designed by architect John J. Deery.
At least one of the household members must be 62 years of age or older at the time of application.
Applications for the lottery must be submitted by May 29, 2019. For more information, visit the NYCHA application website.
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