Learn How to Score a $559-a-Month Affordable Unit at Atlantic Yards at This Free Info Session

A unit at 461 Dean Street. Rendering via Forest City Ratner Companies

Individuals and families making between $20,675 and $144,960 annually are eligible to apply for an affordable unit at Pacific Park’s 461 Dean Street, but many qualified individuals who try will be removed from the lottery due to small, easily preventable mistakes. (Did you know that if an applicant is pregnant during the application process, the unborn child counts toward the family size and should be noted as such on the application?)

To help prevent some of these inevitable errors, developer Forest City and the Mutual Housing Association of New York have organized an application information session to take place at 6:30 p.m. on May 24 at at P.S. 9, at 80 Underhill Avenue.

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461 Dean Street. Rendering via Forest City Ratner Companies

The free workshop will cover information relevant not only to those interested in applying for affordable units at Pacific Park but also for affordable housing applications at any other current project.

The workshop is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email 461dean@mutualhousingny.org or call (718) 246-8080, ext. 224.

Rents for affordable units in the 32-story tower range from $559 for a studio to $3,012 for a two-bedroom apartment. The building will contain a total of 363 units, half of them market rate and half affordable.

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The tower in September 2015. Photo by Cate Corcoran

Each apartment will have a washer and dryer in the unit. Other amenities include a roof terrace, 24-hour doorman, lounge and game room, children’s playroom, fitness center, dance and yoga studio, and bike storage. In addition to the building’s residential units, there will be 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

Half of all affordable units will go to current residents of Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 3, 6 and 8.

The lottery opened for applications on April 27 and will close June 27.

For those who can’t attend, visit Housing Connect for more details on how to apply. For more information on applying to affordable housing, including at 461 Dean Street, see Brownstoner’s comprehensive guide.

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