Lottery opens for 117 affordable units at health-focused complex in Brownsville, from $959/month


Applications are now being accepted for 117 newly constructed apartments in Brooklyn. Located at 535 East 98th Street in Brownsville, Vital Brookdale is a health-focused mixed-use residential development that is part of New York State’s Vital Brooklyn Initiative, an ongoing program for underserved communities in Central Brooklyn. New Yorkers earning 50, 60, and 80 percent of the area median income are eligible to apply for the units, which range from $959/month studios to $2,320/month three-bedrooms.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched the Vital Brooklyn initiative in 2017, with the goal of bringing health care services and jobs to underserved communities in Central Brooklyn like Brownsville, East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Crown Heights.

The Vital Brookdale development team is comprised of MDG Design + Construction, Smith & Henzy Advisory Group, The New York Foundling, Monadnock Construction, Dattner Architects, Skyline Engineering, DeNardis Engineering, Starr Whitehouse, and Bright Power.