Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 10 Units in East New York, Starting at $783 a Month

The site in 2018. Photo by Google Maps


An affordable housing lottery has opened for 10 units in an eight-story building at 2437 Pitkin Avenue in East New York.

Of the affordable apartments, there are five one-bedroom units and five two-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $783 and top out at $1,799.

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

There are a total of 32 units in the building. Retail space is on the ground floor, along with parking for cars and bicycles although building permits don’t say how many spaces are available. The lottery listing also says there is coin-operated laundry service in the building.

It was formerly the home of a one-story auto-repair garage, which was demolished in 2018.

The site in 2008. Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

Joel Schwartz of Williamsburg-based Southside Associates is listed as the owner on building permits. The firm purchased the property in 2017 for $1.15 million, and has a number of other projects in Brooklyn, including an eight-story project five blocks away at 820 Glenmore Avenue in East New York.

Diego Aguilera Architects of Rego Park, Queens is the applicant of record. The firm is also behind the design of a seven-story mixed-use building that rose around three sides of a former Crown Fried Chicken at 1595 Broadway in Bushwick.

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by April 2, 2020. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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