Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 54 Units in Coney Island, Starting at $759 a Month

Rendering by Stephen B. Jacobs Architects

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An affordable housing lottery has opened for 54 newly constructed units in a nine-story building at 3003 West 21st Street in Coney Island. The building, on a formerly empty lot, is the first phase of a larger development called Surf Vets Place.

Of the affordable apartments, there are 27 one-bedroom units, 19 two-bedroom units and six three-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $759 a month and top out at $1,289.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 50 percent for 24 of the units and 60 percent for the remaining 28. Eligible incomes range between $27,395 and $72,600 for households of one to six people.

There will be 135 total units in the building, which is being developed by Georgica Green Ventures and Concern for Independent Living. They purchased the property in 2016 for $8.316 million.

The remaining 81 units are reserved for low income or formerly homeless veterans.

Rendering by Stephen B. Jacobs Architects

Commercial space will be on the ground floor, along with nine parking spaces for cars and 31 spaces for bikes. A fitness center will be on the mezzanine, along with offices and a conference room. There’s an outdoor courtyard on the second floor, another lounge on the ninth floor and a roof deck.

3003 West 21st Street in August 2018. Photo by Google Maps

Stephen B. Jacobs is the architect of record. They designed the Level and Edge high-rise residential towers on the Williamsburg waterfront, as well as the boutique condos on the site of a former Polish bakery in Greenpoint.

Permits were filed for the second phase of the development, which will include a 20-story tower with 216 apartments, in January 2018.

3003 West 21st Street in April 2008. Photo by Kate Leonova for PropertyShark

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by March 13, 2019. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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