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Old 02-06-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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How might a family of 4 live in the projects-

Is there any age in which the kids are too old to live there anymore? What happens?

What is the transition like from a poor child, to a poor teenager, to a poor adult?

I realize some make it out of the projects, and good for them- but I am concerned with the ones who stay in.

I can't imagine most people 18-21 earning enough to pay market rents in NYC.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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All projects are filled with drugs and crime but are avoidable to some extent.

The best projects are the ones that are not in majority hispanic/majority black hispanic neighborhoods.

Alot of the QUeens ones are good by project standards, the staten island ones are too far from the city and the ones like Gowanus and Wyckoff are ideal. There are the scattered manhattan ones, Harbor View, 23rd street, Strauss, and there are two on the UWS and two on the UES. Other than that most of them are real baron.

Oh yea and alot of west/northwest brooklyn has those jewish projects, weiss and independence.

No limit on the age, its all about income.


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I can't imagine most people 18-21 earning enough to pay market rents in NYC.
Me either. Unless you live in a coffin like bed with 5 roomates doing the same. Or you can live in Far Rockaway, the rent is RIDICULOUSLY CHEAP.


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Old 02-06-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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There are also other buildings in NYC that have income restrictions that are not projects.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:44 PM
 
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But when does someone leave? ... there's got to be a certain age when someone gets too old to live in the project apt. with their folks, right?
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:41 AM
 
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How might a family of 4 live in the projects-

Is there any age in which the kids are too old to live there anymore? What happens?

What is the transition like from a poor child, to a poor teenager, to a poor adult?

I realize some make it out of the projects, and good for them- but I am concerned with the ones who stay in.

I can't imagine most people 18-21 earning enough to pay market rents in NYC.
Most 18-21 year olds I know still live with their parents or dorm at college I'm 21 by the way, a few share apts with like 2 or 3 roommates.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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I would advise against Far Rockaway, because 1, it's descolent, and 2, when hurricane season rolls around, you'll have to worry about whether you're going to be in immediate danger or not.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:37 AM
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But when does someone leave? ... there's got to be a certain age when someone gets too old to live in the project apt. with their folks, right?
No age limit, period. The projects are not temporary housing(at least here), regardless of what you read or think. It's not a shelter. Never was. And you're going to have to ask a sociologist(accredited or pseudo) about "the transition like from a poor child, to a poor teenager, to a poor adult".

Anyway, you can live in the projects forever as long as you don't commit a crime worthy enough of being evicted, failure to pay rent or excessive lateness, falsify occupancy information, poor housekeeping in and around the project grounds or subletting.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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No age limit, period. The projects are not temporary housing(at least here), regardless of what you read or think. It's not a shelter. Never was. And you're going to have to ask a sociologist(accredited or pseudo) about "the transition like from a poor child, to a poor teenager, to a poor adult".

Anyway, you can live in the projects forever as long as you don't commit a crime worthy enough of being evicted, failure to pay rent or excessive lateness, falsify occupancy information, poor housekeeping in and around the project grounds or subletting.
So do you get like adults living with their adult kids?

If a kid moves out do they move you to a smaller place?
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:46 AM
 
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So do you get like adults living with their adult kids?

If a kid moves out do they move you to a smaller place?

That's a phenomenon that has been increasing for YEARS as the economy deteriorates. Kids in increasing numbers cannot get jobs that support their moving out.

No they don't kick grown kids out of projects unless mother chases them out with a broom.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:34 AM
 
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Suppose your income increases beyond the required amount? Does your rent go up? This is the case in Mitchell Lama housing.
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