Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for $2,253 One-Bedrooms in Williamsburg

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An affordable housing lottery has opened for three Williamsburg one-bedrooms whose rents rival those of non-regulated apartments in the area.

Located in an eight-unit, four-story building at 126 Boerum Street close to Metropolitan and Bushwick avenues, the three homes each rent for $2,253 a month. Lottery winners also get an unusual additional perk: Six weeks free rent.

The rents are set at an area median income of 130 percent. Eligible incomes range from $77,246 to $99,320 for households numbering between one and two people.

Market-rate rentals in the building launched in August 2016, with one studio asking $2,499, two-bedrooms ranging from $2,683 to $3,929 and three-bedroom units asking $3,929 to $4,099.

The market-rate rentals have private balconies, open floor plans with combined living/kitchen/dining areas, hardwood floors, white-painted cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and green tile backsplashes, according to the listings.

Tenants pay for their own heat, electricity and gas. There is laundry in the building, which is located near Sternberg Park.

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The developer is 126 Boerum LLC, according to the Housing Connect notice; Menohem Chukroon is listed as the building owner in Department of Building filings.

Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the architect on record. Afshari has designed similar residential buildings in Brooklyn and Queens, including a planned four-story residential building at 32 Schaefer Street in Bushwick with the same developer, and a seven-story mixed-use building at 1010 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill.

126 Boerum Street in 2012. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

126 Boerum Street in 2012. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

Applications must be submitted by February 21. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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