Wednesday, October 19, 2016

HPD And HDC Announce A New Housing Lottery For Affordable Apartments In Crotona Park East, Bronx


The lottery is for 1776 Boston Road, a mixed-income development affordable to a wide range of incomes including individuals earning just $28,355 annually

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Eric Enderlin today announced the opening of the Housing Connect lottery for 72 affordable apartments at 1776 Boston Road in the Crotona Park East section of the Bronx.

“Each new lottery offers eligible New Yorkers fairly offers a chance at securing a high quality, affordable home,” said HPD Commissioner Vicki Been. “This new building in Crotona Park East will reach families at a range of incomes ensuring the diversity that makes our communities so vibrant.  We encourage all those seeking affordable housing to register on NYC Housing Connect and learn more about the opportunities available and how to apply.”

“I am pleased to join HPD in announcing the latest Housing Connect lottery to bring greater affordability to more than 70 households in Crotona Park East,” said HDC President Eric Enderlin. “Not only is this new development within easy access to public transit, educational facilities, medical centers, retail and other services, it will provide its own onsite community facility and commercial space adding to the vibrancy of the area.  High Hawk Apartments at 1776 Boston Road will truly be a great place to live and we encourage all applicants to visit to review this and other affordable housing developments accepting applications.”

1776 Boston Road is currently under construction. Once complete, it and will be an eight-story building with one studio apartment, 16 one-bedroom apartments, 47 two-bedroom, and 8 three-bedroom apartments. The building will feature security cameras, bicycle storage, a community room, and an outside recreation area. Fifty percent of the apartments will have a preference for residents of Bronx Community Board 3. A percentage of units will be set aside for mobility and vision or hearing impaired applicants.

The rents range from as low as $788 a month for a studio apartment to $1,683 a month for a three-bedroom apartment.

In order to be eligible to apply, individuals earning as little as $28,355, two-person households earning just $30,412; three- and four-person households earning just $36,549; and five- and six-person households earning as little as $42,378. All eligible income ranges for one- to six-person households and all application information for 1776 Boston Road can be foundhere. The application deadline is December 16, 2016. Eligible applicants who have been selected can expect to start moving into their new homes as early as April 2017.

More information on all available apartments and instructions on how to apply to the City’s affordable housing lottery are available in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, and Spanish on the NYC Housing Connect website here: NYC Housing Connect.
Learn more about the affordable housing lottery process and other available housing lotteries by visiting the links below:
Since its 2013 launch, NYC Housing Connect has simplified the city’s housing lottery process. The website allows New Yorkers to fill out a single online profile, which can be used to apply to multiple new housing lotteries. That profile can be saved and edited, eliminating the need to fill out individual paper applications for upcoming lotteries.
This month, Mayor de Blasio announced changes to the City’s marketing guidelines designed to ensure that City-assisted affordable housing reaches the New Yorkers who need it most. Important changes to the policies include ending developers and leasing agents’ ability to deny applications based solely on credit scores; new standards for homeless shelter referrals to account for special challenges faced by these households; strictly limiting the ability of landlords to deny an applicant based only on their exercising due process rights in housing court; and imposing limits on personal assets. This changes are the most recent in a series of adjustments by the de Blasio Administration to increase information accessibility and transparency to the housing lottery process.
Registered applicants are notified via email when new lotteries are posted to the Housing Connect site. Instructions on how to submit a paper application are also available, and listed in each housing lottery advertisement. Applicants may not submit both a paper application and a web application for the same project.

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