The Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program (BACPP) provided eligible homeowners of 1-3-family buildings in Brooklyn’s Community District 5 neighborhoods of East New York and Cypress Hills with low- or no-interest loans, and possibly forgivable, to convert their basement or cellar into a safe, legal apartment for rental occupancy.

The program’s goal was to create additional legal, safe housing in these neighborhoods. Eligible homeowners could apply for a low or no-interest loan to finance the renovation.

Applications are no longer being considered.

Information and assistance is available in English and Spanish.

Learn more about the pilot program.

Call 311 for assistance.

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