New Affordable Housing Project in East New York Offers 53 Units

A new eight-story residential building in East New York, Brooklyn, has launched a housing lottery for 53 rent-stabilized apartments. The project, called Euclid Glenmore Apartments, is located at 437 Euclid Avenue and offers units for residents at 30 to 60 percent of the area median income (AMI).

Euclid Glenmore Apartments: Features and Amenities

The building, designed by Urban Architectural Initiatives and developed by The Lantern Organization and Mega Contracting Group, features a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. The apartments have hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, dishwashers, and air conditioning. The building also has a laundry room, a bike room, a community room, and an outdoor recreation area.

The project is part of the Supportive Housing Loan Program of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Supportive housing is permanent, affordable housing with on-site support services to serve the needs of the most vulnerable New Yorkers, including formerly homeless and disabled. Sixty percent of units in supportive housing are set aside for low income or formerly homeless individuals or families with special needs, who are referred by city agencies. The remaining 40% of units in the building are made available to the public through lottery.

The building also has an on-site supportive services center and community facility offering childcare and medical services. The project aims to provide quality housing and services to the residents of East New York, a neighborhood that has been historically underserved and neglected.

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How to Apply for the Housing Lottery

The housing lottery is open until April 16, 2024. Applicants can apply online or by mail. To request a paper application by mail, send a self-addressed envelope to: Euclid Glenmore Apartments C/O CGMR Compliance Partners, PO BOX 440, WADING RIVER, NY 11792. Only one application per development is allowed. Do not submit duplicate applications. Applicants who submit more than one application may be disqualified.

The units are available for residents at different income levels, ranging from $24,515 to $105,060, depending on the size of the household and the unit. The rents start at $617 for a one-bedroom and go up to $1,931 for a three-bedroom. The income and rent ranges are shown in the table below:

Unit Type Household Size Income Range Rent
1 Bedroom 1-2 $24,515-$38,130 $617
1 Bedroom 1-2 $33,600-$50,840 $882
1 Bedroom 1-2 $51,189-$76,250 $1,364
2 Bedroom 2-4 $40,286-$61,000 $1,046
2 Bedroom 2-4 $62,092-$91,500 $1,682
3 Bedroom 3-6 $46,560-$70,040 $1,197
3 Bedroom 3-6 $59,143-$87,550 $1,564
3 Bedroom 3-6 $71,726-$105,060 $1,931

Prospective renters must meet income and household size requirements to apply for these apartments. Applicants who live in New York City receive a general preference for apartments. A percentage of units are set aside for applicants with mobility, vision, or hearing disabilities. Preference for a percentage of units goes to residents of Brooklyn Community Board 5, NYC employees, and seniors (62+).

Why East New York Needs Affordable Housing

East New York is one of the most diverse and populous neighborhoods in Brooklyn, with a population of over 180,000. It is also one of the poorest, with a median household income of $37,000, well below the citywide average of $63,000. The neighborhood has faced many challenges, such as crime, poverty, unemployment, health disparities, and lack of resources and opportunities.

In 2016, the city approved a controversial rezoning plan for East New York, which aimed to create more affordable housing, economic development, and infrastructure improvements in the area. The plan was met with resistance from some community members and activists, who feared that the rezoning would lead to displacement, gentrification, and loss of neighborhood character.

The Euclid Glenmore Apartments project is one of the outcomes of the rezoning plan, which promised to create 6,000 new affordable housing units in East New York over 15 years. The project is expected to contribute to the revitalization and stabilization of the neighborhood, as well as to the city’s goal of creating or preserving 300,000 affordable housing units by 2026.

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