Van Sinderen Plaza, a newly erected housing development in East New York, has launched a lottery for 121 affordable apartments, reports NY Curbed. 

The seven-story development is spread out between two buildings at 679 Van Sinderen Avenue and 180 New Lots Avenue, right along the L train. The 180,000-square-foot complex offers one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Prices start at $413 for a one-bedroom apartment per month and $1,281 for a three-bedroom.

The new development also comes with a bunch of amenities including a roof deck, a recreation room, an on-site super, landscaped outdoor space, bicycle storage, card-operated laundry and parking, which is available for additional fees. For residents using public transportation, Van Sinderen Plaza is conveniently located near the 3, 4 and L trains, as well as the B15 and B35 buses.

Source: Housing Connect

There are four distinct income bands that qualify for affordable housing at Van Sinderen Plaza: 30, 40, 50 and 60 percent of the area median income, which translates to annual incomes ranging between $16,629 to $72,600.

A 50 percent preference will be given to residents currently residing in Brooklyn Community Board 5. Five percent of the units are set aside for mobility-disabled applicants, and 2 percent are reserved for candidates with vision- or hearing-disabilities.

Rendering courtesy Gluck+ Development

Prospective tenants have until December 28, 2018, to apply. Applications can be filled out online at “Housing Connect“ or requested by mail.

After the deadline, applications are selected for review through a lottery process. If an application is selected and it fulfills the requirements, the applicant then will be invited to an interview which is usually scheduled from two to ten months after the application deadline. The applicant will then have to present documents that verify household size, the identity of household members and household income.

If the application is approved, the applicant will be matched to an apartment.

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“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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