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87,000 People Applied for 104 Subsidized Apartments at Domino Development

By Gwynne Hogan | February 15, 2017 4:28pm
 Building E, on Kent Avenue between South Third and South Fourth Street, will be the first project in the Domino Sugar Factory project to be complete.
Building E, on Kent Avenue between South Third and South Fourth Street, will be the first project in the Domino Sugar Factory project to be complete.
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WILLIAMSBURG — Will you be one of the lucky ones?

More than 87,000 New Yorkers applied for just 104 subsidized apartments —  about 836 applicants for each apartment — in a new building that's part of the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment, according to builders.

Two Trees was flooded with applications for 325 Kent Ave. before the Jan. 30, deadline, the developers said, for the first batch of what will be 700 subsidized apartments by the time the full development is complete.

The project will also include 1,600 market rate apartments, as well as office spaces, retail and public green space.

Families who applied to live at 325 Kent Ave. had to earn between $21,772 and $54,360 annually in order to qualify.

The city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the State's Housing Finance Agency are currently in the process of picking winners, said Sara Morell, a spokeswoman for Two Trees, though it wasn't immediately clear when the process would be done. 

The developer is slated to begin construction on the next subsidized building soon in the complex soon, Morell said, and another Housing Connect lottery will open up at some point after.