Demand was high when Housing Assistance conducted a lottery for spaces at Brewster Woods, a new affordable apartment complex that’s expected to welcome residents in October.

A total of 248 households applied for the 29 apartments. David Quinn, Director of Housing Development & Planning for Housing Assistance noted that demand was particularly strong for one-bedroom apartments.

Brewster Woods was built through a partnership with Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. (POAH). The environmentally friendly complex includes off-street parking, central laundry, tenant storage, on-site management & 24-hour emergency maintenance.

“The completion of Brewster Woods represents the culmination of years of hard work and collaboration between the Town of Brewster, the Brewster Housing Authority, HAC, and POAH,” said Quinn. “It will bring 29 new units of affordable housing on to the market at a time when they are sorely needed.”

Monthly rents (including utilities) are expected to be $1,094 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,312 for a two-bedroom apartment. Housing Assistance’s data shows market-rate rentals are significantly higher. To help extremely low-income households, residents of 7 units will pay only 30% of their income thanks to Section 8 Project Based Subsidies.

The project began in 2015 when Housing Assistance was awarded the RFP by the town of Brewster for a property set aside for housing in the 1990s. Housing Assistance CEO Alisa Magnotta said, “Development can be complex. We had great partners in POAH, and we’re grateful for how helpful the town of Brewster has been in bringing this project online.”