Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 35 Studios in Bed Stuy, Starting at $903 a Month

179 Throop Avenue in May, 2018. Image by Monica Lopez Architects, LLC

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An affordable housing lottery has opened for 35 Bed Stuy studios located in a six-story building under construction at 179 Throop Avenue. The building stands on a former parking lot connected to the Woodhull Hospital campus.

Twenty-seven of the studios rent for $903 a month, at an area median income of 60 percent, with eligible incomes ranging from $32,846 to $43,860. The remaining eight studios rent for $746 a month and are set at an area median income of 50 percent. Eligible incomes for those range from $27,463 to $36,550.

All the units are restricted to households of one.

The developers are Comunilife and Woodhull Hospital. Comunilife helps build supportive housing for special needs. New York State Homes and Community Renewal, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Hudson Housing were also involved in funding the project.

There are a total of 89 units in the building. The remaining 54 units are supportive housing, set aside for patients of Woodhull Hospital who have behavioral health issues and are eligible for medical discharge.

179 Throop Avenue in May, 2018. Image by Monica Lopez Architects, LLC

179 Throop Avenue in May, 2018. Image by Monica Lopez Architects, LLC

Monica Lopez is the architect of record. She designed another supportive housing project at 316 East 162nd Street in the Bronx.

The boxy building is constructed of brick in three different colors. The bulk of the building is dark red, and it has light tan sides and dark grey accent lines.

There are five spaces for bike storage in the cellar, and a dining room and computer room on the first floor, according to building permits. On-site social services for low income or formerly homeless households with special needs and 25-hour security will also be available, according to the lottery listing.

179 Throop Avenue in June, 2011. Image by Google Maps

179 Throop Avenue in June, 2011. Image by Google Maps

When the building was first announced in 2015, it was endorsed by the local community board and supported by Councilman Antonio Reynoso. Local residents were concerned about the building’s proximity to P.S. 59 at Throop and Park avenues, according to a story in the Brooklyn Paper.

Applications must be submitted by October 16. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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