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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 - 3:53pm

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.

Information session for affordable housing at 461 Dean Street

Start Date: 
May 24, 2016 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Sponsored By: 
Forest City Ratner Companies; PS 9 PTO
Location: 
PS 9
80 Underhill Avenue
United States
Description: 

The first affordable apartments to become available at Atlantic Yards have entered the City lottery process. 461 Dean Street, formerly known as B2, is offering 181 affordable studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. Eligible tenants may earn between $20,675 for an individual and $144,960 for a family of four. Each apartment features stainless steel kitchen appliances and a washer and dryer. More information, including a detailed breakdown of the available units by income target, is available at affordable.461dean.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.

On May 24 at 6:30PM, representatives from Forest City Ratner Companies and Mutual Housing Association of New York will present an information session at PS 9 for community members interested in applying for an affordable apartment at 461 Dean Street.

Applications for the 461 Dean Street lottery are made through HPD's Housing Connect site (applications close June 27). If you have not yet registered for Housing Connect, you may do so here.

 

Open to: 
General public

Atlantic Yards first affordable apartments available through lottery

Posted: April 28, 2016 - 8:45pm

The first affordable apartments to become available at Atlantic Yards have entered the City lottery process. 461 Dean Street, formerly known as B2, is offering 181 affordable studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. Eligible tenants may earn between $20,675 for an individual and $144,960 for a family of four. Each apartment features stainless steel kitchen appliances and a washer and dryer.

More information, including a detailed breakdown of the available units by income target and a schedule for information sessions, is available at affordable.461dean.com.

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 461 Dean Street lottery, visit HPD's Housing Connect site (applications close June 27). If you have not yet registered for Housing Connect, you may do so here.

Community Housing Forum

Start Date: 
February 6, 2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Sponsored By: 
PS9 PTO, State Senator Jesse Hamilton, PHNDC
Location: 
PS9 Auditorium
80 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

 

Amid rising rents and a rapidly changing neighborhood, tenants need to know what they can do when harassed by landlords and how interested parties can prepare for lotteries through which affordable apartments leased.  Join Fifth Avenue Committee, IMPACCT Brooklyn, and Mutual Housing Association of New York to discuss affordable housing available in the Prospect Heights area and discuss how affordable housing works to meet the needs of households of diverse economic means.  Following the panel, there will be a Q&A with speakers.

Sponsors include:

  • State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
  • State Senator Jesse Hamilton
  • Assembly Member Walter Mosley
  • Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon
  • Council Member Laurie Cumbo
Open to: 
General public