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White Castle-replacing Williamsburg rental launches affordable housing lottery

There are 16 affordable apartments up for grabs


What was once a drive-through White Castle is now well on its way to becoming a slightly bland rental building. Just last week, we reported that the structure at 371 Humboldt Street had topped out; and as of today, its 16 affordable apartments are now available through the city’s housing lottery.

Those units will be a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms, with studios asking $867/month; one-beds going for $931/month; and two-bedrooms for $1,123/month. They’re being made available for those making up to 60 percent of the area median income, so in order to qualify, applicants will have to meet different financial criteria for the different units (a family of four looking to apply for a two-bedroom, for instance, would need to make between $40,492 and $57,240 per year). Brooklyn Community Board 1 residents get preference, as do applicants with hearing, vision, or mobility issues.

As we’ve previously reported, this particular building will have interiors designed by Paris Forino, with “white oak flooring throughout, high-end kitchens with stainless appliances, and contemporary bathroom fixtures.” According to the teaser site, the apartments will go from $2,150/month for a studio, up to $6,500/month for a three-bedroom. Those are due to start renting sometime this summer.

Some apartments will have private terraces; the building itself will have a landscaped roof deck and a lounge with a pool table and a screening room. (No word, though, on whether or not those are available to residents in the affordable apartments.)

The full details are available via HPD’s affordable housing application (PDF!).