Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for $1,039 One-Bedrooms in Williamsburg

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An affordable housing lottery has opened for two Williamsburg one-bedrooms located in an eight-unit, four-story building at 126 Boerum Street close to Metropolitan and Bushwick avenues.

This is the second lottery for this building — the first offered three one-bedroom units whose rents rivaled those of non-regulated apartments in the area.

For this lottery, the two apartments each rent for $1,039 a month. While former lottery winners were promised six weeks free rent, the same does not apply here.

The rents are set at an area median income of 60 percent. Eligible incomes range from $35,623 to $50,100 for households numbering between one and two people.

Market-rate rentals in the building launched in August 2016, with one studio asking $2,499, two-bedrooms ranging from $2,683 to $3,929 and three-bedroom units asking $3,929 to $4,099. There are currently two three-bedroom units on the market, both asking $3,799 a month.

The market-rate rentals have private balconies, open floor plans with combined living/kitchen/dining areas, hardwood floors, white-painted cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and green tile backsplashes, according to the listings. There is laundry in the building, according to the lottery listing.

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The developer is 126 Boerum LLC, according to the Housing Connect notice; Menohem Chukroon is listed as the building owner in Department of Building filings.

Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the architect on record. Afshari has designed similar residential buildings in Brooklyn and Queens, including a planned four-story residential building at 32 Schaefer Street in Bushwick with the same developer and a seven-story mixed-use building at 1010 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill.

126 Boerum Street in 2012. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

126 Boerum Street in 2012. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

Applications must be submitted by August 31. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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