Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 69 Units in East New York, Starting at $881 a Month

The rendering posted on the construction fence


An affordable housing lottery has opened for 69 units in an under-construction 10-story building at 315 Linwood Street in East New York, called the Linwood Apartments.

Of the affordable apartments, there are 25 studios, 25 one-bedroom units, 13 two-bedroom units and six three-bedroom units. Seven of the apartments are eligible for those who qualify for Section 8 housing, meaning the resident pays 30 percent of their income. Monthly rents for the rest start at $881 and top out at $1,504.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 40 percent for five of the units, 50 percent for another five units and 60 percent for the remaining 59 apartments. Eligible incomes range between $0 and $79,440 for households of one to seven people.

The new structure will have 100 apartments in total. According to building permits, there will be bike rooms in the cellar, an exercise room and space on the ground floor for philanthropic or nonprofit institutions.

According to the developer’s website, the project includes 30 units of supportive housing for formerly homeless families and will be 100 percent affordable.

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The building in April 2019. Photo by Susan De Vries

Alan Bell of B&B Urban is the developer along with L+M Development. Bell purchased the site — a combination of three lots — from Charlie’s Car Care Center, which, along with Sal’s Tire, previously occupied the space, for $2.4 million in 2015.

Michael S. Gelfand, the vice president and treasurer of MHG Architects, is the architect of record. When Brownstoner visited the site in April, the building had topped out but the facade had not yet started to rise.

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The site in 2016. Photo via GoogleMaps

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by March 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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