The new building will also include 49 deeply affordable homes above the library, with a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. All of the housing created will be 100% affordable, with apartments being affordable to tenants with incomes spanning 30-80% of Area Median Income (AMI). The majority of the units are reserved for incomes at or below 50% of AMI, and a portion of the apartments will be reserved for city employees, persons with physical disabilities, and formerly homeless households. This is the first affordable family housing being developed in Sunset Park, one of the most rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods in the city, in over 20 years.
To learn about the building, eligibility requirements, how to use NYC’s Housing Connect, and support services for applicants needing assistance, you can view our presentation here, and watch recordings of our information sessions in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin.
Read our 2020 Sunset Park Housing Study, “Recommendations for Development Without Displacement.”