Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for Nine Units in Flatbush, Starting at $1,950 a Month

Rendering by S. Wieder Architects


An affordable housing lottery has opened for nine units in a six-story building at 2337 Bedford Avenue, at the corner of Tilden Avenue, in Flatbush. The building is one block away from the famous King’s Theatre.

Of the affordable apartments, there are six one-bedroom units and three two-bedrooms available. Monthly rents start at $1,950 and top out at $2,200.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 130 percent. Eligible incomes range between $66,858 and $167,570 for households of one to five people.

There are a total of 27 units in the building. Recreation space will be in the cellar, 14 parking spaces for cars and another 14 spots for bicycles will be on the ground floor, and outdoor recreation space will be available on the second floor. The lottery listing says there is a gym and rooftop terrace, although that is not reflected in building permits.

A one-story auto repair garage, occupied for many years by Dianellys Auto Repair, once stood on the lot. It was demolished in early 2019.

The site in 2016. Photo by Joe Strini for PropertyShark

Cheskel Schwimmer’s Chess Builders is the developer. They purchased the property in 2018 for $3.1 million.

Brooklyn-based S. Wieder Architects is the firm behind the design. Renderings show a building that combines brick on the sides facing both Bedford and Tilden, with metal paneling and a window-dominated corner.

Renderings via NYC Housing Connect

Renderings included with the lottery show interiors with sleek, modern design elements: marble walls in the lobby, a library under a staircase, a suspended fireplace in one of the recreation spaces. Open kitchens in the units have pale wood cabinetry and built-in wine racks.

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by June 8. Apply through NYC Housing Connect.

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