Affordable Housing Lottery Opens For 121 Apartments at Essex Crossing’s 180 Broome St.

Essex Crossing Site 4, 180 Broome St. Rendering by Handel Architects.

The City of New York and the developers of Essex Crossing have just opened the affordable housing lottery for 121 apartments at 180 Broome St.

The 25-story building will include a total of 263 apartments. This is the last major affordable housing lottery that will occur  as part of the mega-project in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA).

To be eligible for the affordable units, households must earn between 40% and 165% of Area Median Income (AMI). Residents of Community District 3 receive a preference for half of the affordable apartments. Former site tenants of the urban renewal area receive an additional preference.

The building includes studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. At 40% of AMI, there are 10 units available, ranging from $562.month to $843/month. There are 43 apartments available at monthly rents between $896 and $1339.  Another 68 apartments available at monthly rents ranging between $1520 and $3770.

There will be a community information session to explain how the lottery works Monday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Seward Park High School.

To begin the online application process, visit the city’s Housing Connect website.

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