The cheapest digs in Dumbo

Walentas’s Dock Street school moves forward
Beyer Blinder Belle

Here is how to apply to live in some of the cheapest digs in Dumbo.

Developer Two Trees Management is now accepting applications to fill 58 units of below-market-rate housing in the massive development it is building called Dock Street.

The project is under construction at the corner of Dock and Water streets, nestled between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges a block from the East River.

The nine-story building will include 290 residential units, street-level retail space, and a 300-seat public middle school. The 58 apartments earmarked for lower-income families range in price from $539 to $893 per month and include studio and one- and two-bedroom units. The cheap digs are available to families with incomes between $19,024 and $41,950.

The lion share of so-called-affordable units, 30 of them, are one-bedrooms that will rent for $737.

Residents of Dumbo, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, and Clinton Hill will receive preference for the cheap digs. Applications are due Apr. 7 and the apartments are slated to be completed in early 2015.

Churches United for Fair Housing is hosting a workshop for applicants on Feb. 17 at Sacred Heart Church on Clermont Avenue. And plan to have more.

The form can also be downloaded here and people who want help filling it out can attend the workshop listed below.

Affordable Housing Workshop for Dumbo [31 Clermont Ave. between Flushing and Park avenues in Fort Greene, (718) 360–2906, www.cuffh.tumblr.com]. Feb. 17 at 6 pm. Free.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.