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Webinar To Be Held Thursday to Discuss How to Apply for Affordable Housing In Long Island City and Elsewhere

Hunters Point South rendering, courtesy TF Cornerstone

Nov. 11, 2020 Staff Report

Want to know more about New York City’s affordable housing lottery process?

Urban Upbound, a Long Island City-based non-profit, will be hosting a webinar Thursday about how the lottery process works. The online event will go from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The webinar, which is being held as the deadline to enter TF Cornerstone’s Hunters Point South affordable housing lottery approaches, will provide attendees with the tools and know-how to determine their eligibility and outline the application process.

Experts from from the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development will provide a walkthrough on the application website and will be available to answer questions. They will also discuss Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity rights of tenants and prospective home buyers.

TF Cornerstone will join the webinar to highlight the affordable housing opportunities at 5241 Center Boulevard, one of two buildings TFC is building at Hunters Point South.

The company’s development at Hunters Point South will bring 1,194 new residential units across two sibling buildings, with a mix of studios, one, and two-bedroom apartments.

Sixty percent of the apartments will be permanently affordable to low, moderate, and middle-income residents, with 100 apartments set aside for low-income seniors. The application deadline is Nov. 23.

Half of the affordable units are set aside for the local community within Queens Community Board 2.

Residents will have access to amenities in both buildings, including a multitude of expansive outdoor spaces, BBQ grills, club room and lounge, children’s playroom, fitness center, yoga room, laundry facilities, and HomeWork, TF Cornerstone’s signature resident-exclusive co-working space.

The webinar will be held via Zoom and people can register for this free workshop here

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Grossly Disillusioned

Affordable housing is “affordable” housing–most of these developments leave out a large percentage of prospective applicants in the 80% AMI – 110% AMI income brackets–hence, why these apartments go unfilled.

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Mundek

Its very easy to do nowadays (at least compare to say 10-15-20 years ago) but no longer affordable at all.
And one giant scam, where only the developers and corrupt city officials (as welp as all the contractors and subcontractors, banks etc) profit from building the new termite mounds.

Too bad the infrastructure and neighborhoods are not developed to support the endless modern slave quarters.

You can apply to any all locations and even win multiple lotteries, nothing holding you back until you need to choose a specific unit. At that point you better meet the income and headcount limits. Anything before and after is fair game…. although turns out there ARE upper limits where one no longer becomes eligible for ‘affordable’ housing, even if previously they were. Fine print stuff.

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