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Snag a Bed-Stuy apartment for $833 through a new housing lottery

By Clayton Guse

Like much of Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant has undergone a tremendous amount of change over the past two decades. Long gone are the days when Biggie Smalls spat rhymes on the corner of Bedford Avenue and Qunicy Street. These days, you'll find coffee shops and cocktail bars abound in the neighborhood. As the area has become more bourgeois over the years, rent prices followed suit. 

Thanks to a new affordable housing lottery, a handful of Brooklynites will be able to scoop up a reasonable apartment in the nabe—something that's becoming more difficult to come by every single month. The building in question is at 785 Dekalb Avenue, which has a sun terrace, a fitness center and laundry on site. There are 14 apartments up for grabs, one of which is an $833 studio. There are also six one-bedroom units going for $926 per month, and seven two-bedrooms at $1,043 per month.

In order to qualify for any of these great deals, applicants need to have an annual household income of least $28,560 and no more than $57,240. Applications for the lottery are open through June 7, so start getting your house in order—rent this low is hard to come by.


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