It can be challenging for New Yorkers to find affordable apartments that allow pets, especially large dogs. If you fall into this category, you might be interested in learning about 18 new affordable units offered in the Foster Avenue complex in Brooklyn.
Offered through NYC Housing Connect, these apartments are in a pet-friendly building. The building allows tenants to have large dogs and multiple pets. As part of New York’s housing program, this development provides tenants with an opportunity to rent apartments at an affordable price.
Rents for these units start at $1,650 a month for a studio apartment and $1,950 a month for a one-bedroom unit. There are four studio apartments and eight one-bedroom units available at these prices.
Compared to the median New York City rent of $3,590 a month for a one-bedroom unit (as reported by rental platform Zumper in their May 2022 rent report), the rents on the Foster Avenue apartments might seem quite the bargain. However, there are income requirements prospective applicants will need to meet.
For example, if you’re interested in renting a studio apartment for $1,650 per month in this pet-friendly building, your annual household income will need to be in this range:
- 1 person: $56,572 - $121,420
- 2 people: $56,572 - $138,840
And if you’re interested in renting a one-bedroom unit for $1,950 a month, your annual household income will need to be in this range:
- 1 person: $66,858 - $121,420
- 2 people: $66,858 - $138,840
- 3 people: $66,858 - $156,130
Foster Avenue apartment amenities
The apartment building is located at the corner of Foster Avenue and Coney Island Avenue. The address is 1039 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11230.
The monthly rent includes hot water. However, the tenant will need to pay for electricity, electric heat, and electric stove.
Here’s a partial list of some of the apartment features. Be aware additional fees may apply for some amenities:
- Pet-friendly (large dogs and multiple pets allowed)
- Garages, covered parking, and assigned parking
- Bike storage lockers
- Pedestrian-friendly area
- Near public transportation
- Shared laundry room
- High-end, energy-efficient appliances including dishwasher
- High-end countertops and finishes
- Balcony or patio
- Common area Wi-Fi and high-speed internet
- Gym and recreation room
- Rooftop terrace
- Security cameras and virtual door attendant
- Accessible entrance and elevator
How to apply for the Foster Avenue apartments
Go to the NYC Housing Connect website to find out who should apply and how to apply. These apartments are available through a housing lottery with final selection based on various requirements, such as household income and size. The application deadline is June 20, 2022.
Other affordable housing apartments now available
NYC Housing Connect has several other affordable housing options both for renters and those considering home ownership. We recently reported on a housing lottery for 225 new-construction Bronx apartments with rents starting at $375 a month for studio apartments and $481 a month for one-bedroom units. For details, check out our article on the Bronx River Crest apartments.
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