38 Sixth Avenue, rendering by SHoP Architects

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The lottery is now open for low-, moderate- and middle-income residents 38 Sixth Avenue– one of Pacific Park Brooklyn’s 100-percent affordable rental buildings developed by Greenland Forest City Partners.

The affordable housing lottery for 38 Sixth Avenue opened January 13, 2017, until March 14, 2017, a total of 60 days, and a 50% preference will be given to residents living in the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Carrol Gardens, Redhook, Gowanus and the Navy Yard.

Nearly 200 of the units have been set aside for residents earning between 101 and 165 percent of the area median income; this means families earning up to $173,415/year will be eligible for below-market housing at the brand-new property. And 105 of the units have been set aside for residents earning between 30 percent and 100 percent of the area median income, or as little as $20,126/year.

iving room at 38 Sixth Avenue, rendering by SHoP Architects

Designed by SHoP Architects, 38 Sixth Avenue includes apartments ranging from studios to three bedrooms. Each unit features white oak flooring, quartz countertops with ceramic backsplash, an integrated dishwasher, whirlpool appliances, porcelain tiled bathroom floors and subway bathroom wall tiles, polished chrome fixtures and a Toto toilet.

The unit distribution at 38 Sixth Avenue consists of 303 affordable units, including:

  • 66 studios (22 percent)
  • 131 one-bedroom units (43 percent)
  • 90 two-bedroom units (30 percent)
  • 16 three-bedroom units (5 percent)

The building itself, adjacent to Barclays Center and steps from Brooklyn’s central transit hub at Atlantic Avenue, will offer a first-rate package of amenities including a fitness center with a yoga/dance studio and top-of-the-line equipment, residents’ lounge with a catering station , bike storage, a pet grooming station and a children’s play area, as well as a rooftop terrace, underground parking and laundry facilities on every floor.

  • 14 units will be set aside for very low-income households earning 40 percent of the area median income (AMI).
  • 77 units will be set aside for low-income households earning 60 percent of the area median income (AMI).
  • 14 units will be set aside for middle-income households earning 100 percent of the area median income (AMI).
  • 46 units will be set aside for middle-income households earning 145 percent of the area median income (AMI).
  • 152 units will be set aside for middle-income households earning 165 percent of the area median income (AMI).
Roof deck at 38 Sixth Avenue, rendering by SHoP Architects

Area Median Income Bands

There are five distinct income bands that qualify for affordable housing at 38 Sixth Avenue.

Band 1Band 2Band 3Band 4Band 5
% AMI Range:Min:Max:Min:Max:Min:Max:Min:Max:Min:Max:
Studio$20,126 $25,400 $30,995 $38,100 $37,303 $63,500 $60,618 $92,075 $74,606 $104,775 
1 BR$21,566 $29,000 $33,223 $43,500 $46,629 $72,500 $75,772 $105,125 $93,258 $119,625 
2 BR$25,852 $36,240 $39,840 $54,360 $55,955 $90,600 $90,926 $131,370 $111,909 $149,490 
3 BR$29,863 $42,040 $46,046 $63,060 $64,629 $105,100 $105,018 $152,395 $129,258 $173,415 


The below-market rents at 38 Sixth Avenue adhere to the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) guidelines and are based on area median income (AMI) when the lottery begins. Below are the affordable rents for 38 Sixth Avenue for each income band:

Band 1Band 2Band 3Band 4 Band 5
Rent Level AMI:40%60%100%145%165%
Studio$532  $849  $1033  $1713  $2121 
1 BR$572  $912  $1303  $2153  $2663 
2 BR$696  $1104  $1574  $2594  $3206  
3 BR$796  $1268  $1810  $2988  $3695  

Housing Lottery and Application Process

  • Qualifying for an affordable housing unit at 38 Sixth Avenue requires entering a housing lottery run by the City’s Housing Development Corporation (HDC). Every building in the city with affordable housing goes through the same application process.
  • Application steps:
  1. Once the lottery is open, applicants should fill out applications at “Housing Connect.
  2. Applicants may submit one application per household. The application must be filled out completely and accurately. Multiple applications for the same lottery will automatically penalize the applicant.
  3. The lottery is open for 60 days. After the 60 day window closes, the organizers wait to get all final mail. There is no advantage to getting an application in the first day; it just needs to be within the window.
  4. If an application is selected from the lottery, the application will be thoroughly reviewed, including all of the required documents (tax returns, a letter from the application’s current landlord, pay stubs, bank statements, etc.).
  5. The applicant will then be interviewed by MHANY Management about their application.
  6. If the application is approved by HDC, the applicant will be matched to an apartment.

Required Documentation for Affordable Housing Qualification

After application submission, applicants must provide (including but not limited to):

  • Proof of identity (state ID, passport, birth certificates, social security card, driver’s license, etc.)
  • Proof of income/expenses (paystubs from the last three to six months, W-2s, copies of last three to twelve rent receipts or cancelled rent checks)
  • School letters (only applicable for all children enrolled in school)

Lottery Preferences

  • A 50% preference will be given to residents currently residing in Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 3, 6 and 8.
  • A 7% set aside will be given to vision, hearing, or mobility disabled applicants.
  • A 5% preference will be given to municipal employees.
  • Non-NYC or NYS residents will be reviewed only after needs for NYC residents and NYS residents are fulfilled.

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