BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Two new four-story buildings may soon rise on Ralph Avenue near Atlantic Avenue, according to plans from Habitat for Humanity NYC.
The properties at 329 and 331 Ralph Ave. between Herkimer Street and Atlantic Avenue would house a total of eight co-op units with one apartment on each floor, Habitat representatives told local residents at a community meeting Monday.
The first floor of each building would have a one-bedroom apartment, and the rest of the levels would house two-bedroom units.
Sale prices for each co-op are subject to change but could be up to $200,000 apiece, a Habitat project manager said. Residents would pay no more than 33 percent of their household income in monthly costs.
Future homeowners would be selected based on income, among other eligibility requirements, and would be required to provide “sweat equity,” or volunteer labor hours that they contribute to building their homes, those of their neighbors, or time spent in educational courses.
The buildings’ site is currently an empty lot next to the Truth Center of Divine Awareness church.
The units would have space for a washer and dryer and residents at both properties would have access to a shared back yard, representatives said.
Residences would be available to households making between 50 to 80 percent of the area median income, with a range of $34,550 to $55,250 for a family of two or $43,150 to $69,050 for a family of four.
Habitat for Humanity anticipates breaking ground on the projects this summer, with construction completed by winter 2017.
Brooklyn's Community Board 3 voted in favor Monday of providing a letter of support for the development, with a 16-7 vote with two abstentions and one recusal.