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Apartments for $931 a Month Open at Crown Heights Homeless Shelter

 A new homeless shelter at 267 Rogers Ave. in Crown Heights houses 132 families.
A new homeless shelter at 267 Rogers Ave. in Crown Heights houses 132 families.
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DNAinfo/Rachel Holliday Smith

CROWN HEIGHTS — The city is now accepting applications for affordable apartments that share a building with a controversial new homeless shelter on Rogers Avenue — with a handful of one-bedroom apartments going for $931 per month.

Thirty-three units are now available at 267 Rogers Ave., a new building between Carroll and Crown streets that went through a lengthy court battle earlier this year over the city’s decision to place a 132-family shelter there.

Following a judge’s order, the shelter opened in June. Now, the city is looking to fill 20 percent of the building’s units set aside for affordable housing.

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The apartments available through the city housing lottery include four one-bedrooms for $931 per month, 27 two-bedrooms for $1,123 per month and two three-bedrooms going for $1,292 per month.

All the apartments have income restrictions for applicants, as the tenants in each unit must make between $31,920 and $66,240, depending on household size, the application notice says.

Preference for half of the 33 units in the building will be given to current residents of Brooklyn Community Board 9, which covers Crown Heights south of Eastern Parkway, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and parts of East Flatbush.

All applications for the affordable units are due online or by mail by Sept. 27. Visit the city’s Housing Connect website for more information.

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