With the deadline for its affordable housing lottery looming, two workshops are planned to help low-income New Yorkers interested in living in the new residential building at the site of the former Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn.
The lottery for 325 Kent Ave., which will be the first building to open at the renovated property on the Williamsburg waterfront, ends Jan. 30.
Two bilingual workshops will take place to ensure “people understand the process, including qualification guidelines,” Ramon Peguero, director ofSouthside United HDFC-Los Sures, said in a release. “Those whose names are ultimately called need to have all eligibility information in order so they have the best possible opportunity to secure an apartment.”
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The residences “are identical to market rate apartments, with the same finishes and fixtures, the same entrance and the same access to building amenities,” Two Trees managing director David Lombino added.
The 16-story building has set aside 105 of the 522 units as below market rate. It will be the first residence to open on the 11-acre property of the former Domino Sugar factory. The entire complex of buildings will eventually include 2,300 total apartments, 700 of them affordable units for low-income families. It will also have 500,000 square feet of office space and a 6-acre public park.
Southside United HDFC-Los Sures, Two Trees Management and Churches United for Fair Housing partnered to present the workshops.
The first information session will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Clemente Senior Center at 60 Division Ave. The next session will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan, 19 at Swinging Sixties Senior Center, located at 211 Ainslie St.
Additionally, application assistance will be available on a walk-in basis at City Council Member Antonio Reynoso’s office at 244 Union Ave. from 1-4 p.m. every Thursday, through Jan. 26.