Nab a $1,440-a-Month Two-Bedroom in Williamsburg via Lottery

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An affordable housing lottery has opened for eight renovated units in a six-story, 23-unit building at 383 Hewes Street in Williamsburg. Rents start at $1,440 a month for a two-bedroom unit and $1,664 for a three-bedroom apartment.

The developer and landlord is nonprofit community organization Los Sures, which has been rehabilitating buildings in the traditionally Hispanic part of Williamsburg for decades, and also runs a senior center and food pantry in the area. The renovation funds came from the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

The lottery is open for those who make 80 to 120 percent of the area median income. Some units will be given to people with disabilities or municipal employees.

Of the eight units in the lottery, four are two-bedrooms and four are three-bedrooms.

Two of the two-bedroom units will go for $1,440 a month to eligible applicants making 80 percent of the AMI. These applicants must have households between two and four people making between $51,360 and $76,320 per year.

The other two two-bedroom units will rent for $2,198 a month to lottery winners making 120 percent of the AMI. These households must also number two and four people and make $77,349 and $114,480 a year.

Two of the three-bedroom units will rent for $1,664 a month to applicants at 80 percent of AMI. Households of three to six people earning $59,623 and $88,560 a year are eligible.

The other two three-bedroom units are pegged at 120 percent of the AMI and will rent for $2,538 a month. Applicants for these apartments must have a household between three and six people, and earn between $89,589 and $132,840 a year.

The early 20th century building has an on-site super, and is located close to the Hewes Street J/M/Z stop.

The lottery opened August 7 and will accept applications through August 28. Apply at NYC Housing Connect.

Check out our guide to affordable housing here.

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