Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 15 Units in Prospect Park South, Starting at $2,000 a Month

Rendering via NYC Housing Connect

An affordable housing lottery has opened for 15 units in an under-construction eight-story building at 1634 Church Avenue (or an alternate address of 1694 Church Avenue) in Prospect Park South.

Of the affordable apartments, there are seven one-bedrooms and eight two-bedrooms. Monthly rents start at $2,000 and top out at $2,325.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 130 percent. Eligible incomes range between $68,572 and $159,640 for households of one to five people.

Building records show that there will be a total of 48 apartments. Retail space will occupy the ground floor of the building, with the rental units above. Both indoor and outdoor recreation space will be on the second floor. The lottery listing says each unit has a washer/dryer, but that tenants are responsible for electric heat, hot water and stove.

The site was formerly home to a 99 Cent City store, which was demolished in 2019.

The site in September 2014. Photo via Google Maps

Joel Kohn of the Jay Group is listed as the owner on building permits. They appear to have purchased both air rights and development rights in 2019 for a combined $45,000. Charles Mallea of J Frankl C Mallea Associates and Architects is the applicant of record.

The site in July 2019. Photo via Google Maps

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by February 25, 2021. Apply through NYC Housing Connect.

affordable housing 1634 church avenue

1634 church avenue affordable housing

1634 church avenue affordable housing

1634 church avenue affordable housing

[Renderings via NYC Housing Connect]

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