Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for Six Units in Bed Stuy, Starting at $2,168 a Month

The site in May 2019. Photo by Google Maps


An affordable housing lottery has opened for six units in a four-story complex with two separate entrances, located at 625 and 625A Halsey Street in Bed Stuy.

Of the affordable apartments, there are four one-bedroom units and a pair of two-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $2,168 and top out at $2,638.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 130 percent. Eligible incomes range between $74,332 and $149,890 for households of one to five people.

Chart via NYC Housing Connect

There are 10 units total in each building. According to building permits, outdoor recreation space will be on the first floor.

Before the construction started, the site was an empty lot.

The property in 2012. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

Robert Bianchini of Queens-based ARC Architecture + Design Studio is the applicant of record. Among their many projects, the firm is behind two new buildings in Bushwick, one replacing a formerly grand 19th century manse at 718 Bushwick Avenue and the other replacing a standalone Arts and Crafts house on a corner lot at 1411 Bushwick Avenue.

Brookland Capital’s Boaz Gilad is listed as the owner in building permits. They purchased the two lots in January 2018 for $2.75 million.

Photo by Staybk Llc

Leasing for market-rate units began in September 2019. Based on the listing photos, the units have open kitchens with peninsula counter, large bedrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows. The complex was completed in 2018, according to the listings, although the Department of Buildings does not appear to have issued a certificate of occupancy for either address.

Rendering by ARC Architecture + Design Studio

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by January 15, 2019. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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