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In Clinton Hill, 114 middle-income rentals hit the city’s housing lottery

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The apartments are part of the deal to redevelop the Brooklyn Heights library

A digital rendering of two red-brick buildings on a busy Brooklyn street.
A rendering of the Athena North and South buildings.
Marvel Achitects

The city has launched an affordable housing lottery for 114 apartments in Clinton Hill as part of the deal to redevelop the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.

Eligible New Yorkers can throw their hat into the ring to land a studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or even the coveted three-bedroom apartment at a range of income brackets in the Athena North and South buildings in the trendy neighborhood.

Developer Hudson Companies erected the Marvel Architects-designed apartment buildings under the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program as part of its arrangement to transform the Brooklyn Heights library into One Clinton, a 38-story condo tower that launched sales for its 133 apartments in January.

Athena North, at 1043 Fulton Street, will include 37 residential units and one ground floor retail space. Athena South, located at 909 Atlantic Avenue, will boast 77 residential units and one super’s unit. New Yorkers earning 60 percent, 80 percent, and 125 percent of the Area Median Income are eligible to apply with units in both buildings.

A bright-white kitchen with a bowl of green apples and a pot with ferns on the kitchen counter.
A typical kitchen in the Clinton Hill apartment buildings.

Rentals start with studios for $896/month for individuals making between $32,675 and $44,820 and topping out at three-bedroom apartments for $2,952/month for a household of seven earning between $103,852 and $172,120.

There will be a 50 percent preference for residents of Brooklyn’s Community Board 2. Would be renters have until 11:59 p.m. on October 16 to apply and occupancy in both buildings is expected by late fall.

Applicants do not need to apply for a specific building; there is one lottery for both buildings. Each property boasts landscaped outdoor courtyards with children’s play areas, indoor tenant lounges with kitchenettes, fitness centers, and bicycle storage. All apartments will have in-home washers and dryers along with dishwashers, solid surface countertops, ample closet space, and large, high-performance windows.

To apply online visit the city’s Housing Connect website.