East New York Apartment Lottery Opens for New Livonia Development With a Nov 21 Deadline

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Eric Enderlin announced the opening of the Housing Connect lottery for 240 newly constructed affordable apartments at 453 Hinsdale Street, 500 Livonia Avenue, and 487 Livonia Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn.

Lottery applications are being accepted for 36 studio, 105 one-bedroom, 57 two-bedroom, and 42 three-bedroom apartments.

The rents range from as low as $395 a month for a studio apartment and $594 a month for a three-bedroom apartment.

Information on eligibility and application details for Livonia Apartments can be found here.

The deadline for applying is November 21, 2018. Eligible applicants who have been selected can expect to start moving into their new homes by early 2019.

A percentage of units will be set aside for applicants with mobility disabilities (5%) and vision or hearing disabilities (2%). Preference for 5% of the units will be given to municipal employees.

More information on all available apartments and instructions on how to apply to the City’s affordable housing lottery are available in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, and Spanish on the NYC Housing Connect website here: NYC Housing Connect.

Learn more about the affordable housing lottery process and other available housing lotteries by visiting the links below:

Who should apply?

Individuals or households who meet the income and household size requirements listed in the table below may apply. Qualified applicants will be required to meet additional selection criteria.  Applicants who live in New York City receive a
general preference for apartments.

  • A percentage of units is set aside for applicants with disabilities:
    o Mobility (5%)
    o Vision/Hearing (2%)
  • Preference for a percentage of units goes to:
    o Residents of Brooklyn Community Board 5 (50%)
    o Municipal employees (5%)

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