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Prospect Heights Affordable Housing Available With Studios for $856 a Month

By Rachel Holliday Smith | May 30, 2017 2:20pm | Updated on May 31, 2017 10:33am
 The Brooklyn Zinc is a new building at 313 St. Marks Ave. in Prospect Heights.
The Brooklyn Zinc is a new building at 313 St. Marks Ave. in Prospect Heights.
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PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Depending on your income, you may be able to put your name in to snag a low-cost apartment in a new luxury building — starting with studios for $856 a month.

There are just 15 affordable apartments in the new building, the Brooklyn Zinc, on St. Marks Avenue between Underhill and Washington avenues in Prospect Heights, a listing for the city's housing lottery says.

Applications for the units open Wednesday, and each of the available units are restricted to households making 60 percent of the area median income, or between $29,349 and $57,240, depending on how many people plan to live in the apartment.


The new building has three studios available at $856 per month, four one-bedrooms at $958 per month and eight two-bedrooms at $1,114 per month, the listing says.

Chances may be slim that you’ll get an apartment, as affordable housing lotteries often attract tens of thousands of applicants, according to an analysis by DNAinfo.

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But if you get in, you will share the building’s many luxury amenities, including a fitness center, pool room, roof terrace with a bocce court and a “pet spa,” the Brooklyn Zinc website says.

Applicants to the building must apply through the city’s Housing Connect website or by mail no later than June 21.

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