With all of the furor and anxiety over the growing cost of life of Brooklyn, those looking for less pricey pastures in places like Queens, New Jersey and even Manhattan might have reason to breathe a (small) sigh of relief. The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program of the New York State Department of Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) is now accepting applications for 20 affordable housing units currently under construction at 437 Herkimer St. in Bed-Stuy, but don’t necessarily fire off an application today thinking these $537 per-month rooms are intended just for you.
That’s because the building’s 53 apartments, which will be managed by mental health and housing support organization The Bridge, are intended for tenants who either suffer from mental illness or who live on particularly low-incomes, or both.
DNA Info reported that The Bridge has already started a lottery for the 20 two-bedroom units, which will be given to potential residents based on a sliding scale relative to family size and income. The building’s remaining 33 units will be given to tenants chosen by The Bridge.
The building will also be equipped with amenities like a solar-roof panel and a 24-hour front desk.
Applications for one of the units, which you can download here, must be postmarked by June 30th and mailed in old-school letter form through our trusted United States Postal Service.