Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 32 Units in Sheepshead Bay, Starting at $1,450 a Month

Rendering by Eran Birnbaum


An affordable housing lottery has opened for 32 newly constructed units in a seven-story building at 2442 Ocean Avenue in Sheepshead Bay.

Of the affordable apartments, there are eight studios, 13 one-bedroom units and 11 two-bedroom units, seven of which also have two bathrooms. Monthly rents start at $1,450 and top out at $2,499.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 130 percent. Eligible incomes range between $49,715 and $138,710 for households of one to four people.

There will be 105 units in total in the building. In the cellar are a pool, workout space and a kids playroom. Parking for 55 bikes and 58 cars are on the first floor.

The complex takes the place of two former houses on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Avenue T — former rectory buildings for St. Edmund’s — across three lots that were purchased together in 2017 for $10.1 million by Yaacov Azrad.

The property in June 2016

Richard Wainer of Studio Gallos is the architect of record. Architect Eran Birnbaum designed the building and did the renderings, he told Brownstoner in an email.

Studio Gallos is working on a number of projects in Brooklyn, including an apartment building at 382 Keap Street in Williamsburg and a seven-story residential building at 1931 Bedford Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

Based on available renderings, the exterior will be covered with light-gray panels, with the occasional stripes of white. Window trim is rust colored, and units with street-facing windows appear to have balconies.

Rendering by Eran Birnbaum

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by August 6, 2019. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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