50 Affordable Units Debut at 50 Nevins Street in Downtown Brooklyn
The Housing Lottery is open now through May 20th.
April 06, 2022
Developed by the Institute for Community Living (ICL), the new 10-story apartment building in Downtown Brooklyn will offer 50 affordable units for New Yorkers earning 60% of Area Median Income (from $35,418 for individuals to $77,340 for five-person households). Monthly rents will be $947 for studios, $1,421 for 2-bedroom units, and $1,632 for 3-bedroom units. 5% of the affordable units are set aside for those with mobility impairments and another 2% are set aside for those with vision/hearing impairments. Brooklyn Community Board 2 residents receive preference for half of the lottery units. Prospective tenants can apply now through May 20th, 2022 on the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD) Housing Connect website.
An additional 79 units in the building will serve as supportive housing with on-site services provided by ICL and a non-profit organization that uses trauma-informed and recovery-oriented care to provide stable housing opportunities for vulnerable New Yorkers. The organization already serves nearly 10,000 residents via 1,500 supported apartment beds, 14 community residences, and three transitional housing shelters in locations city wide.
50 Nevins Street was originally constructed by the YWCA in 1912 as Single Resident Occupancy (SRO) units for women. Since 1986, ICL has used the building for their transitional housing program, Stepping Stone Residence. Dattner Architects gutted the original property ; converting the SRO units into studios, 2-bedrooms, and 3-bedrooms, and constructing a 10-story building on an adjacent parking lot with a design that integrates the two buildings. The development incorporates sustainability using renewable energy panels, LED lighting, and energy efficient heating and air conditioning. This project was constructed through the Supportive Housing Loan Program of NYC HPD with financing from the New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal.
Building amenities include 24-hour front desk security, an exercise room, computer lab, bike parking, community room, and more. Residents are a short walk from neighborhood amenities such as the Brooklyn Cultural District, Fort Greene Park, and the vibrant shopping corridors of Fulton Mall and Atlantic Avenue. With 9 subway lines within 3 blocks, the rest of the city is minutes away.