New York senior housing lottery
Acceptance of applications lasts until March 17. There are 57 apartments to be raffled off in a newly constructed building in the Sunset Park district of Brooklyn. The amount of rent depends on your income. The lottery is intended for people who are at least 62 years old.
This is another housing lottery organized in New York for people with lower incomes. The building is being built at 4th Avenue and 63rd Street, near the metro station of the N, Q, R and W lines. The apartment building will have 57 apartments – 36 studios and 21 one-bedroom apartments. There will be a shared laundry room and a rooftop terrace. The lottery is open to individuals aged 62 and over or families with one member over 62 years of age.
Annual income for one person cannot be more than $46,700, for two – $53,400, and for three – $60,050. The rent will be 30 percent of income. An additional fee is electricity bills. Applications can be made online at nyc.gov/housingconnect or by mail. To do this, first send a blank envelope with your address written to SUNSET RIDGE Apartments c/o 621 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. The application is also available in Polish. To receive it, please write “POLISH” on the back of the envelope.
The deadline is March 17.
Applications are selected by lot, and then selected persons are invited to an interview. Meetings are usually scheduled two to ten months after the application deadline. Importantly, there is no fee for submitting them. Interest in lotteries is always high. The reason is high rental prices in the city. Over the past twelve months, the price of renting an apartment in Manhattan, Brooklyn and northwest Queens has increased by at least a dozen percent. The median rental price in Manhattan in January is $4,097. This is 15.4 percent. more than a year ago. In Brooklyn, $3,499, an increase of 25%. from January 2022 and 6 percent. since December. The median rent in Queens rose to $3,369.