A so-called affordable housing lottery has opened for 28 units in a nine-story building under construction at 50-54 Clarkson Avenue in Flatbush.
Of the affordable apartments, there are a pair of studios, 17 one-bedroom units and nine two-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $2,000 and top out at $2,500.
The lottery is set at an area median income range of 130 percent. Eligible incomes range between $68,572 and $159,640 for households of one to five people.
The building will receive a property tax exemption through the controversial 421-a program. The program’s income levels of 130 percent, which mirror market rate rents and are affordable to middle-income but not low-income individuals and families, were set by the New York State legislature in 2017.
The building will have 93 apartments in total. Storage for 47 bicycles, parking for 47 cars, a laundry room, a gym and a