Stalled construction projects to become affordable housing units

Some Brooklyn residents may have more housing opportunities coming their way as the city has kicked off a special pilot program.

The initiative is aimed at turning unsold condominiums and stalled construction sites into affordable housing. The first address on the list is 382 Lefferts Ave., where 46 new rental units for middle-income families will become available once the project is finished.

Some neighbors say they welcome the plan. "The best thing we could do is try to lower the rent so people can afford them," one resident said of the new units.

Those who fit within the area?s median-income bracket are eligible to apply. This pertains to single persons making about $55,000 per year, and persons supporting a family of four making $79,000 per year.

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