Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 17 Units in Williamsburg, Starting at $2,176 a Month

Photo by Chris Setter via Nooklyn


An affordable housing lottery has opened for 17 newly constructed units in a seven-story building at 188 Humboldt Street, at the corner of Montrose Avenue, in Williamsburg.

Of the affordable apartments, there are four studios, another four one-bedroom units and nine two-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $2,176 and top out at $2,758.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 130 percent for all of the units. Eligible incomes range between $74,606 and $149,890 for households of one to five people.

There’s a total of 55 apartments, according to building permits. Commercial space will be located on the ground floor, along with a community facility and a residential lobby. In the cellar will be 28 parking spaces.

A daycare center for kids will be located on the first floor. Recreation space will be on the sixth floor as well as the roof. The housing lottery flyer claims that there will be a fitness center, a co-working space and a club room (access to which requires additional fees).

Before construction, the site was a parking lot.

The site in 2006. Photo by Scott Bintner for PropertyShark

Charles Mallea is the architect of record, who has emerged as a fairly prolific designer of mid-size apartment buildings in Brooklyn. He is currently the architect at the former site of Book Court at 161 and 163 Court Street in Cobble Hill, and was the original architect of a building at 410 Tompkins Avenue in Bed Stuy before his firm’s rendering upset locals.

An LLC with the name 02-17 M & B Realty is listed as the owner.

Photo via Nooklyn

Photo via Nooklyn

Leasing for market-rate units launched in August 2019. Based on listing photos, the units appear to have kitchens with striking dark wood cabinetry, large, nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, and light hardwood floors. Some of the units appear to have balconies.

Photo via Nooklyn

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by November 6, 2019. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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