Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 47 Units in East New York, Starting at $558 a Month

Rendering via Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation


An affordable housing lottery has launched for 47 units in an under-construction building known as the Pitkin-Berriman Apartments at 2501 Pitkin Avenue in East New York. When complete, the 60-unit, seven-story building will take most of the block and have shops on the ground floor as well as eye-catching green and gray panelling.

Up for grabs are 21 one-bedroom apartments, 23 two-bedrooms, and three three-bedroom apartments. The apartments are set at 40, 50, and 60 percent of the area median income.

The monthly rents range from $558 a month to $1,224 a month. To be eligible, households must have incomes starting at $20,086 for one person and topping out at $66.420 for six people. For more details, see the chart below.

The building will have a community room, kitchen, mail room, bike storage, laundry room, rear yard patio, playground and garden.

When complete, the building will have 68,749 square feet of space in total. It’ll be split between 61,371 square feet of residential space and 7,378 square feet of commercial space.

The site in April 2017. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

The site in April 2017. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

The developer on the project is the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, a community organization that works to improve the neighborhood and increase opportunity for residents, including youth and seniors. The architect designing the building is Lacina Heitler Architects, a firm based in Midtown Manhattan.

The lottery runs through November 27. For more information on the lottery or to apply, visit NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about affordable housing, check out our Brownstoner guide.

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