Housing Lottery Launches for 283 Powers Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

283 Powers Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn283 Powers Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photo via NYC Housing Connect

The affordable housing lottery is open for 283 Powers Street, a three-story residential development in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Built in 1950, the 13,200-square-foot building yields 20 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are six units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $68,538 to $159,640.

283 Powers Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

283 Powers Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Residential amenities include a shared laundry room and security cameras. Units will have dishwashers, energy-efficient appliances, hardwood floors, and air conditioning.

283 Powers Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

283 Powers Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

283 Powers Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

283 Powers Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

At 130 percent of the AMI, there are four one-bedrooms with a $1,999 monthly rent for incomes ranging from $68,538 to $133,120 and two two-bedrooms with a $2,499 monthly rent for incomes ranging from $85,680 to $159,640.

Prospective renters must meet income and household size requirements to apply for these apartments. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than February 17, 2021.

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19 Comments on "Housing Lottery Launches for 283 Powers Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn"

  1. David in Bushwick | January 30, 2021 at 9:15 am | Reply

    Beautiful, saved and repurposed historic building. But this was built long before 1950.

  2. Anthony Armellino | January 30, 2021 at 9:33 am | Reply

    Could somebody please tell me what this building formerly was. I lived in the neighborhood when I was very young. I remember it but can’t recall what it was. My grandparents owned the candy store at 97 Kingsland Ave.
    Both passed away in 1984.
    Thanks!

    • Wow what has Williamsburg come to. This is what you call affordable housing.

    • It looks like it was used as a school building, this is from the DOB permit portal:
      “PROPOSED CONVERSION OF AN EXISTING 3 STORIES WITH PARTIAL CELLAR SCHOOL BUILDING INTO RESIDENTIAL USE”. Building Identification number is 3070431 if you want to dig deeper.

  3. Why calling these expensive apartments “Lottory building”?
    Any rich person can afford these, just list them and they’ll get them easily.
    Please remove my email from your list for this so called Lottory is not apply to my so called middle class income.
    Thank you

  4. The actual address of this building is 22 Olive Street, not 283 Powers St. It was once Saint Nicholas Commercial High School which used the building from 1914-1977. Unfortunately, building descriptions are written by people who aren’t native to the area and don’t bother conducting proper research for factual accuracy. Instead, they’ll reference Property Shark or NYC Dept. of Buildings info, both of which are highly inaccurate regarding construction dates of structures.

  5. DisgruntledNYer | January 30, 2021 at 3:47 pm | Reply

    There are more affordable housing units for people in that middle income than in the lower income bracket. How is this solving the housing inequities in NYC? disgraceful.

  6. This was 1st a church built in 1865? Not sure of date,there is a corner stone. Then elementary and top floor was the high school. I went there for 12 years. It was a neighbor church and a shool.shame they sold it and then turned it into apartments.

  7. You call this affordable housing?
    Shame on you

  8. This is a shame of the catholic church ,they let the building go for nothing ,first they destroy what used to be a nice school and now they got a famous lottery $ 2000 for one bedroom and $2500 for 2 bedrooms Lol you can find that and cheaper in Williamsburg without a lottery

  9. Imelda pebenito | January 31, 2021 at 1:01 am | Reply

    I want to be included in the lottery and I also want an application for a one bedroom. Thank you.

  10. william Cabrera | January 31, 2021 at 5:59 am | Reply

    Hello , my name is will I work in health care and have been a williamsburg resident for 28 years I am 37 now , single full time dad with qualifying income. I would love to be considered for the opportunity to reside but to also become a valuable tenant to your building as i have been in zip code 11211. thank you in advance for your consideration

  11. This a Bunch of Lies Affordoble Housing, HA. Please I beem trying to get Affordoble Housing trying to get to Brooklyn to be close to my Baby Daugter and her 4 Beautiful Children. Because I Miss Them I apply for this Housing on Line tell them I dont have Section 8. But have a SSI income of $757.00. Monthly and None have call me. None. I need to Start all over Again. But maybe if I have Housing out there I can get some type of help like HUD it will help me pay for my Rent. Missing Daughter and Grandkids in Brooklyn NY near Carnasie. Bayview its where they Live seems ima die up here in Upstate NY all alone I am Disabled with Multiple Sclerosis. Uses a Walker to get Around i am too Sick.

  12. I nedd to one.

  13. This building at 287 Powers Street was originally St Nicholas Church. The Church building on Olive Street was built 155 years ago. 287 Powers was St Nicholas Elementary School and High School. The property is still owned by the Parish.

  14. Belkis Martinez | January 31, 2021 at 7:01 pm | Reply

    Hi pleases how I get a application

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