Lottery Opens for 33 Affordable Units in Crown Heights Starting at $931 a Month

Rendering by think! architecture and design


An affordable housing lottery has opened for 33 apartments at 267 Rogers Avenue, the site of a former Catholic church in Crown Heights, with apartments starting at $931 a month for lottery winners.

The 33 units are split between four one-bedroom units asking $931 a month, 27 two-bedroom units priced at $1,123 a month, and two three-bedrooms set at $1,292 a month.

The one-bedroom apartments are available for one or two-person households that earn between $31,920 and $45,840. The two-bedroom apartments are set aside for lottery winners with a household size between two and four people and earnings between $38,503 and $57,240 a year. The three-bedroom apartments are designated for households between three and six people in size bringing in $42,298 to $66,240 a year.

The five-story building, located in the south end of the neighborhood near near Medgar Evers College, has 165 residences in total. The rest of the apartments are used as a homeless shelter, and a judge lifted an order earlier this year preventing those families from moving in, according to DNAinfo.

Amenities in the building include a 24-hour attended lobby, a roof terrace, bike storage, laundry, and a recreation space. There is also a building supervisor and underground parking for 12 cars, as well as above-ground parking for 71 cars.

The building got its temporary certificate of occupancy in July.

Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark.

The property in 2010. Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

The building sits on the former site of St. Ignatius Church, which was demolished in 2014.

Heights Advisors, a Brooklyn Heights-based developer with a decently sized Brooklyn portfolio, are the developers behind the 112,155-square-foot project. The architects of record are think! architecture and design, which won a Building Brooklyn Award earlier this year for their work on Williamsburg’s The Oosten.

267 Rogers Street in October 2016.  Photo by Google Streetview

The new building in October. Photo by Google Maps

The church still owns the property; Heights has a 50-year lease, public records show. In 2013, the Bishop of Brooklyn issued a decree stating the church was closing because of dwindling interest and burdensome costs.

The lottery is open through September 27. For more information or to apply for the lottery, visit NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about affordable housing, check out our Brownstoner guide.

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