Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 10 Units in Ocean Hill, Starting at $783 a Month

The site in June 2019. Photo by Google Maps


An affordable housing lottery has opened for 10 units in a four-story building at 2178 Bergen Street in Ocean Hill.

Of the affordable apartments, there are five one-bedroom apartments and five two-bedroom apartments. Monthly rents start at $783 and top out at $2,400.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 40 percent for seven of the units and 130 percent for the remaining three. Eligible incomes range between $26,846 and $149,890 for households of one to five people.

There will be 33 apartments total in the building. There’s a gym, storage for 17 bicycles, a recreation room and laundry in the cellar. Additional laundry and recreation rooms will be on the first floor, and there will be more recreation space on the roof, according to building permits.

The site was formerly an empty triangular lot. Directly across the street is another development currently under construction at 2175 Begen Street, where a seven-story residential building with ground floor retail will eventually stand.

The site in 2008. Photo by Kate Leonova for PropertyShark

BTE Design Services is listed as the architect of record. They have designed a number of similar-looking four- to five-story residential buildings in East New York, Crown Heights, Bed Stuy and Williamsburg.

Abraham Friedrich is listed as the owner on building permits. He is also the developer behind a four-story residential building at 275 Skillman Street in Bed Stuy.

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by March 5, 2020. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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