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Affordable Units Starting at $947 Up for Grabs at Downtown Brooklyn Complex

By Rachel Holliday Smith | September 1, 2017 7:37am | Updated on September 5, 2017 7:52am
 An affordable housing lottery opened Thursday for 74 units at 210 Livingston St. in Downtown Brooklyn.
An affordable housing lottery opened Thursday for 74 units at 210 Livingston St. in Downtown Brooklyn.
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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — If you make less than $57,240, you might have a shot at one of 74 affordable apartments in a brand new building downtown.

The large complex at 210 Livingston St. is wrapping up construction at the corner of Hoyt Street and the city is accepting applications through Oct. 31 for studios, one- and two-bedroom affordable apartments in the building.

All 74 units up for grabs have restrictions on renter’s incomes, however. To qualify for a studio that costs $947 a month, you must make between $34,355 and $40,080. To qualify for a one-bedroom at $1,017 per month, the household must make between $36,823 and $45,840. Two-bedrooms going for $1,230 will be given to households making between $44,160 and $57,240 a year, according to a city notice posted Thursday for the affordable housing lottery.

Half of the available affordable units will be given to current residents of Brooklyn Community Board 2, which covers Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and the Brooklyn Navy Yard area.

The new 340,000-square-foot Livingston Street building will have retail space as well as residential units, according to developer Benenson Capital Partners. The complex will have a 24-hour doorman and laundry room, the lottery listing says.

To apply to the lottery, visit the city's NYC Housing Connect website for information about how to fill out an application electronically or by mail.

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