The affordable housing lottery has opened for 90 Sands Street, a 30-story building in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. The building has 491 units, of which 185 will be available to low-income families with one to three members. Interested applicants are able to apply through NYC Connect.
About 90 Sands Street
This building is a mixed-use building in DUMBO, Brooklyn designed by architects Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Breaking Ground, an organization that helps families by sustaining supportive and affordable housing for vulnerable New Yorkers. Households of one to three people who earn from $18,412 to $128,880, or 30 to 120 percent of the area median income (AMI), are eligible for this housing.
Amenities at 90 Sands Street
Amenities at 90 Sands Street include a 24-hour secure lobby, security camera system, laundry room, fitness center, elevator, and an on-site resident manager. Units are neutral and feature a galley kitchen and ample storage space, particularly in the one-bedroom units. Views of Brooklyn or the Manhattan skyline can be enjoyed from the high-rise building. The building is near many public transportation options, including subways A,C,B,D,F,M,Q,2, and 5. All utilities are included in the rent, including heat and electricity.
Other Services at 90 Sands Street
This housing also includes a unique service right on site. The Center for Urban Community Services provides housing and onsite support for formerly homeless individuals and families. The services will be available to all tenants including primary medical care, mental health services, benefits counseling, and employment assistance.
Affordable Housing Units
The building was renovated through the Preservation Program of the New York City Housing Development Corporation and the Supportive Housing Loan Program of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
There are nine studios with a monthly rent of $537 for incomes in the range of $18,412 to $28,650, or 30 percent of the AMI. There are another nine studios with a monthly rent of $736 for 40 percent of the AMI, or an income between $25,235 and $38,200. At 60 percent of the AMI, 14 studios are available for a monthly rent of $1,134, and four one-bedrooms with a monthly rent of $1,215. There are 44 studios at 100 percent of AMI for incomes between $54,583 and $95,500 for a rent of $1,592 per month and 55 one-bedrooms for households that earn between $58,492 and $107,400 with a rent of $1,706 per month. At 120 percent of AMI, 22 studios are available with a monthly rent of $1,990 for incomes from $68,229 and $114,600 and 28 one-bedrooms with a monthly rent of $2,132 for households who earn between $73,098 and $128,880.
How to Apply
Potential applicants must meet the income and household size requirements in order to apply for these apartments. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than June 2, 2022.
Lara Popeck has been writing for over 10 years, with a focus on business and real estate-related articles. She has a degree in Economics from Bryn Mawr College and an MBA from Montclair State University.