Now through May 1, locals are encouraged to apply to Brooklyn’s newest affordable housing property — a former house of worship.
It’s no secret Brooklyn has undergone major changes over the past few years. Affordable housing has tried to close businesses, succeeded at closing businesses, but has also revived some areas many wouldn’t think of going. If you though you’ve seen it all, developers are now taking over churches. Cayuga Capital Management, a private real estate investment firm, purchased the property back in 2011 for $4.1 million and since then, the church has been used for numerous events, artists’ studio space, as well as filming.
Saint Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church was already a landmark in Bushwick since the 18th century, and now it’s catering to more than just the saints. Yes Brooklyn, your next home can possibly be “the holiest place in the hood” as Time Out calls it. Dating back to 1890, the historic Bushwick Avenue building now called The Saint Mark’s Luxury Apartments, currently offers 20 affordable units – including one studio for $822/mo., nine one-bedroom apartments for $899/mo., and ten two bedroom units for $1,071/mo. With huge windows, a bright view, contemporary kitchens, hardwood floors, and cool amenities such as a roof deck, laundry, 212- car parking garage, and bike storage it’s impossible to not roll your dice of luck by applying for these apartments. Eventually of course, the property’s market rate will reveal itself and according to DNAinfo, $2,500 will cost for a studio meanwhile a two-bedroom will run you $6,000 per month. As long as your household income falls between $28,183 and $54,360, one of these units could possibly have your name on it.
According to Time Out, renovations for the ancient church began back in 2015 where the steeple of the church’s building was removed. Over time, the exterior was remodeled to the point former church members barely recognized it.
For complete details on how you can apply, click here or you can dial 311 for further information.