Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 29 Units in Williamsburg, Starting at $1,101 a Month

Rendering via CW Realty Group


An affordable housing lottery has opened for 29 newly constructed units in a seven-story building at 187 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg.

Of the affordable apartments, there are seven studios, seven one-bedroom units and 15 two-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $1,101 and top out at $2,710.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 80 percent for 15 of the units and 130 percent for the remaining 14. Eligible incomes range between $40,252 and $159,640 for households of one to five people.

There will be 96 total units in the building. According to the lottery listing, building amenities will include a gym, recreation room, laundry room, bike and car parking, and a rooftop deck. Some of those amenities have additional fees. In-unit amenities include dishwashers, video intercoms and mini-split heating and cooling.

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The site in 2015. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

The site, which takes up the length of Kent Avenue between Metropolitan Avenue and North 3rd Street, was formerly occupied by a two-story metal industrial shed, demolished in 2017, and a parking lot. The new building is brick with Romanesque Revival style high arched openings on the ground floor and balconies on the upper floors.

Diego Aguilera Architects P.C. of Rego Park, Queens is the architect of record. Other Brooklyn projects for the firm include 54 Throop in Williamsburg and 1595 Broadway in Bushwick.

Brooklyn-based CW Realty Group is the developer behind the project, purchasing the site in $42.5 million in 2017 under an LLC. According to the company’s website, in addition to the rental units, the building will include over 35,000 square feet of retail space.

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The ground floor commercial space in January 2020. Photo by Susan De Vries

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by July 28, 2020. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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