Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 110 Units in East Flatbush, Starting at $822 a Month

CAMBA Gardens Phase II. Rendering by Dattner Architects


Prolific affordable-housing developer CAMBA has opened up a lottery for 110 units in its most recent development, CAMBA Gardens Phase II. The units are housed in a newly constructed building at 560 Winthrop Street in East Flatbush.

The lottery includes 17 studios, 23 one-bedrooms, 48 two-bedrooms and 22 three-bedrooms. Studios rent for $822 a month to single-person households making between $29,692 and $38,100, one-bedrooms rent for $882 a month to one- to two-person households making between $31,818 and $43,500, two-bedrooms rent for $1,066 a month to two- to four-person households making between $38,195 and $54,360 a month, and three-bedrooms rent for $1,228 a month to three- to six-person households making between $44,229 and $63,060 a month.

Affordable Housing Brooklyn East Flatbush CAMBA Gardens Phase II

A graph showing eligibility guidelines via NYC Housing Connect

The building includes on-site laundry, community rooms, computer and recreational rooms, bike parking, landscaped outdoor space and a variety of CAMBA social services. The units all have bamboo flooring, full kitchens and baths, and both ceiling fans and air-conditioning.

The development, CAMBA Phase II, contains a total of 293 units spread across 97,000 square feet on the site of one of Kings County Hospital’s former psych wards, which closed in 2009. The architect of record is Dattner, an award-winning firm with a slew of other big projects in Brooklyn. The company is well known for its designs for affordable buildings and schools.

The lottery is accepting applications through September 12.


An overview of the site. Image by Dattner Architects via DNAinfo

A percentage of units will be set aside for mobility-disabled applicants and vision- or hearing-disabled applicants. Preference will be given to residents of Community Boards 9 and 17 as well as NYC Health and Hospital employees.

For more information and details on how to apply, see the development’s profile at NYC Housing Connect [PDF] and Brownstoner’s comprehensive guide to applying for affordable housing.

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