Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for Four Units in Crown Heights, Starting at $1,625 a Month

The site in June 2019. Photo by Google Maps


An affordable housing lottery has opened for a total of four units in a four-story building at 1603 Lincoln Place in Crown Heights.

Of the affordable apartments, there are three studios and a single one-bedroom apartment. Monthly rents start at $1,625 and top out at $1,700.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 130 percent for all four of the units. Eligible incomes range between $55,715 and $124,930 for households of one to four people.

There are a total of 13 units in the building. Building permits show a recreation space in the back yard, and seven spaces for bicycles are provided on the first floor. The lottery listing says there is roof access and a laundry room, but that is not reflected in building permits.

Previously on the site was an early 20th century brick home, which gained a two-story addition in 2018. With a new flat, grey facade, the revamped building stands out on the block among two- and three-story homes.

The site in June 2018. Photo by Google Maps

Jacob Rosenberg is listed as the owner in building permits. He purchased the property for $1.218 million in 2018. Naresh K. Mahangu of Queens-based NY Building Associates is the applicant of record.

Leasing for market-rate units began in July 2019, and the listings were taken off the market in August. Pictures from those listings show small open kitchens with dark wood and white cabinetry and multiple exposures. Some of the bathrooms pictured have a tub, while others have just a shower.

Photo by The Urbane Management Team

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by March 16, 2020. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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