Affordable Senior Housing Lottery Launches for 44 Units in Williamsburg

Rendering via NYC Housing Connect


An affordable housing lottery has opened for 44 units for seniors in an eight-story building at 40 Debevoise Street, between Humboldt Street and Graham Avenue in Williamsburg.

Of the affordable apartments, there are 26 studios and 18 one-bedroom units. According to the listing, monthly rents will be 30 percent of household income — potentially zero to $1,280 a month. Applicants must qualify for Section 8 and be 62 years of age or older.

The lottery is set at a maximum area median income range of 50 percent. Eligible incomes range between $0 and $51,200 for households of one to three people.

Building permits show a total of 65 units in the building. In the cellar is a fitness room, spaces for six bicycles and a laundry room. Community facility space and retail will occupy the ground floor, while the second floor promises an indoor recreation room and outdoor passive recreation area.

Before construction began in 2018, the property was a parking lot.

The site in September, 2014. Photo via Google Maps

Arker Companies is the developer on the project, while Aufgang Architects is behind the design. In renderings, the building appears to have a partial setback on the seventh floor and a garage door on the ground floor that is most likely a loading dock for the retail space.

Kitchen in the one-bedroom. Photo via NYC Housing Connect

Living room. Photo via NYC Housing Connect

Bedroom. Photo via NYC Housing Connect

Photos of the units included with the listing show standard, modern apartments with grey-stained hardwood floors. Floor plans show open kitchens in the studios and kitchen nooks in the one-bedrooms.

Floor plan for studio apartment via NYC Housing Connect

Floor plan for one-bedroom apartment via NYC Housing Connect

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by May 18, 2021. Apply through NYC Housing Connect.

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