The housing lottery is now open for Nehemiah Spring Creek, two separate residential developments in East New York, Brooklyn. Developed by Nehemiah Housing Development Fund Company, a non-profit housing affiliate for East Brooklyn Congregations in partnership with Monadnock Development, the buildings in this phase yield a total 214 rentals in a mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are the 214 apartments for residents with an eligible income between $18,618 to $126,900, ranging from 30 to 90 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). The structures are part of a 45-acre development plan that brings a mix of retail, affordable apartment rentals, and townhouse home ownership.
Designed by SLCE Architects, Nehemiah Spring Creek Senior Residences at 516 Schroeders Avenue is geared toward low-income senior citizens and elderly families at or below 50 percent of the AMI. Developed in collaboration with the City of New York and East Brooklyn Congregations, the seven-story structure yields 69 rental units and one superintendent’s unit. Amenities include a large community room with kitchen, a community laundry room, office space for supportive services, a gym, activity rooms, and a landscaped rear courtyard. Additional components include 4,500-square-foot retail and community facility offices.
Designed by MHG Architects, Phase 4B-2 of Nehemiah Spring Creek Octets, located at 1111-1123 Lower Ashford Drive, is bringing 160 units of low- and moderate-income rental housing in 20 eight-unit buildings. Phase 4B-1 brought forth the first half of the 320 affordable housing units to market. Seventy percent of the units are affordable to households at 60 percent of the AMI with the remaining 30 percent of units set at 90 percent AMI.
In addition to all of the recent residential construction in Nehemiah Spring Creek, the neighborhood has seen the rise of Gateway Center Shopping Plaza, retail along Elton Street, a new Thomas Jefferson High School Football Field, and the Spring Creek Educational Center. Three public parks and playgrounds are also planned for the area.
Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than December 31, 2020.