Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 17 Units in Bushwick, Starting at $1,346 a Month

Rendering via NYC Housing Connect


An affordable housing lottery has opened for 17 units in an eight-story building under construction at 605 Hart Street in Bushwick.

Of the affordable apartments, there are eight one-bedroom units and nine two-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $1,346 and top out at $2,250.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 80 percent for ten of the units and 130 percent for the remaining seven units. Eligible incomes range between $46,149 and $159,640 for households of one to five people.

There are a total of 54 apartments in the building, according to construction permits. Seven parking spaces for cars and 28 spaces for bicycles will be located in the cellar, while retail will occupy the ground floor. Residences will start on the second floor and continue above, with a private terrace located on the roof.

The site was formerly a parking lot once owned by the Calvary Spanish Pentecostal Church, who sold the property, along with others on the block, for $2.98 million in 2014.

The site in 2012. Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

Evan Stern of Manhattan-based Badillo Partners is listed as the owner on building permits. Jeff Akerman of Rise Architecture is the applicant of record. Renderings show the first four floors will have a facade of grey brick, while the four floors above appear to be tan stucco, with a large terrace on the fifth floor.

The site in November 2019. Photo via Google Maps

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by February 12, 2021. Apply through NYC Housing Connect.

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