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Lottery for affordable apartments at 38 Sixth Avenue opens

Posted: January 13, 2017 - 3:01pm

Greenland Forest City Partners is offering 303 affordable studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments at 38 Sixth Avenue (corner of Dean Street). Apartments will be awarded through a lottery administered by the City of New York. Eligible tenants may earn between $20,126 for an individual and $173,415 for a family of six. Amenities include a fitness center, lounge, childrens' playroom, yoga studio, bike storage, game room, and pet grooming area, as well as laundry facilities on each floor.

More information, including a detailed breakdown of the available units by income target and a schedule for information sessions, is available at www.38sixth.com.

These units, offered to prospective tenants of a wide range of incomes, represent an opportunity for community members concerned about being priced out of Prospect Heights to receive a stabilized lease at an affordable rent. Residents of Brooklyn community districts 2, 3, 6 and 8 receive lottery preference for 50% of all affordable apartments offered at Atlantic Yards. To apply for the 38 Sixth Avenue lottery, visit HPD's Housing Connect site (applications close March 14). If you have not yet registered for Housing Connect, you can do so here.

Everything You Need to Know About Area Median Income (AMI) and Affordable Housing

Start Date: 
January 10, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Zoning
Sponsored By: 
Council Member Laurie Cumbo
Location: 
Medgar Evers College
1638 Bedford Avenue
United States
Description: 

Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo's Community Exchange Series focused on education, opportunities, affordable housing, City Council funding, and proposed changes in the community, begins with “Everything You Need to Know about Affordable Housing and AMI,” held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Medgar Evers College from 6:30PM - 8:30PM. There will be an informative panel discussion, as well as a mini-expo where community groups, non-profits, and other local resources for affordable housing will interact with residents interested in advocacy.

Among those present will be New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), IMPACCT Brooklyn, Brooklyn Legal Services, Urban Justice Center, Brooklyn Neighborhood Services, and the New York City Council Land Use Division. The event is free and open to the public.

A complete listing of Council Member Cumbo's Community Exchange events is available here.

Open to: 
General public

Info session for Hub affordable apartments

Start Date: 
December 6, 2016 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Sponsored By: 
PS 9 PTO; IMPACCT Brooklyn
Location: 
PS 9 auditorium
80 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Find out about how to apply for a rent-stabilized lease on an affordable apartment at the Hub, a new development at 333 Schermerhorn Street. 46 studio apartments, 85 one-bedroom and 19 two-bedroom apartments are being offered to one- to four-person households with annual income between $29,898 and $54,360.

The apartments are offered through the City's lottery process, and the deadline for registration is December 15. Representatives from IMPACCT Brooklyn will explain how to complete an application for an apartment, and how to prepare for an interview, as well as provide tips on how to improve your chances of being chosen in the lottery.

To RSVP, please email AffordableHousing@impacctbk.org.

Open to: 
General public (RSVP requested)

NYC Rent Freeze Program enrollment event

Start Date: 
November 17, 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Public Library, elected officials
Location: 
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza Dweck Auditorium
United States
Description: 

The NYC Rent Freeze Program, which includes the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program and the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Program, helps those eligible stay in affordable housing by freezing their rent.

Under this program, a property tax credit covers the difference between the actual rent amount and what you (the tenant) are responsible for paying at the frozen rate.

The longer you are in the program, the greater the benefit. If you enter the program today, continue to renew and meet all eligibility requirements, the current amount you pay for rent today could be the same in 20 years.

If you are a senior or a person with a disability, this event will provide you with all of the necessary information you need, including eligibility requirements, the application process, benefits, renewals and answers to your questions.

Application assistance will be available to help you enroll. It will be helpful if you bring originals and copies of the following documents:

  • Proof of age, such as birth certificate, passport, drivers license or other government ID with your date of birth
  • Proof of income for yourself and all household members, such as income tax returns, W2, 1099, Social Security statement, pension statement, IRA or annuity statement, public assistance benefit letter
  • Cost of housing, such as prior and current signed lease, preferential rent rider, Notice of Maximum Rent and Certification of Fuel Cost, DHCR annual apartment registration for prior and current year and letter from manager or owner.

More informatio is available at the NYC Rent Freeze Program web site.

To RSVP, call (347) 450-8162 or email jbrown@liveon-ny.org.

Open to: 
General public (RSVP requested)

535 Carlton Avenue affordable housing information session

Start Date: 
September 13, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
P.S. 9 PTO
Location: 
P.S. 9
80 Underhill Avenue
United States
Description: 

Greenland Forest City Partners is offering 298 affordable studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments at 535 Carlton Avenue (corner of Dean Street). Apartments will be awarded through a lottery administered by the City of New York. Eligible tenants may earn between $20,126 for an individual and $173,415 for a family of six. Each kitchen features a gas range, microwave and dishwasher.

GFCP will be hosting a final information session about this lottery on September 13th at P.S. 9. Community members wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP to 718-246-8080 ext. 224 or 535Carlton@mutualhousingny.org.

More information, including a detailed breakdown of the available units by income target and a schedule for information sessions, is available at affordable.535carlton.com.

Open to: 
General public

Lottery for affordable apartments at 535 Carlton Avenue opens

Posted: July 21, 2016 - 4:53pm

Greenland Forest City Partners is offering 298 affordable studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments at 535 Carlton Avenue (corner of Dean Street). Apartments will be awarded through a lottery administered by the City of New York. Eligible tenants may earn between $20,126 for an individual and $173,415 for a family of six. Each kitchen features a gas range, microwave and dishwasher.