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Old 02-15-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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No matter how well I was doing - or how broke I was - I always avoided public housing - It's simply not a good place to raise children - If you are shrewd and maintain some class regardless of how poor you might get - YOU will always find a suitable place to stick the family - )One thing I used to do is look for beautiful old country estates - that were in the early stages of being sold for development - I would negotiate with the owner - and keep the place looking groomed and beautiful - I lived like a king- and never gave in to PUBLIC housing//
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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I assume priority is given to people who actually live in NYC, or at least have some connection, not someone moving from elsewhere.
Let's put it this way: young,single people who are not NYC residents won't be considered.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Newport News Virginia
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I hope you don't assume that once you move up here and apply for public housing, that somehow you'll get an apartment the next week. That's not the way it works. The wait is in the years and there's over 100k NYC residents who are waiting for public housing. You'll be behind everyone else.

Anyways, you cannot chose the project. You can only choose 2 boroughs you desire to live in. After that, assuming you pass the background investigation/interview, it's whatever project apartment is vacant. As for rent, it's 30% of whatever your yearly income is(or will be in your case).
Where do the 100k people who are waiting, live? Outside of NYC, waiting to move in?
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:06 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Where do the 100k people who are waiting, live? Outside of NYC, waiting to move in?
NO.

Not from here…but my guess is in overcrowded housing with not enough space for a family. Or squeezed in a relative's living room…etc.

For example, this family:

The Life and Death of Pvt. Danny Chen -- New York Magazine

The family lived in an Elizabeth Street apartment so tiny that the stove and fridge occupied a corner of the living room. There was only one bedroom, and for ten years Danny slept in a bed just a few inches from his parents. He was not typically one to complain, but in middle school he made a sign and posted it on the bedroom wall: “I want a room!” Not long after, his parents got him one, moving out of Chinatown to find it. The new place was more spacious, with two bedrooms and a separate kitchen, but its location was much less safe: in a housing project on Avenue D.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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As for rent, they all prettty much follow the federal guidelines loosely: 30% of your income after a few small deductions. That is the U.S. standard of "affordable rent."


So if you make $20,000/yr, your rent will be close to $500/month. (I'm speaking in large generalizations.)
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:49 AM
 
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Public Housing and Affordable Housing are two different things right?

Does the non-NYer thing apply to those applying for the latter as well?
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Public Housing and Affordable Housing are two different things right?

Yes, ownership is diffferent. "Affordable housing" is usually private but public housing is "affordable" so there is some definitional overlap.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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To be fair, housing projects are not the best but oftentimes these run down 5 story tenements are worse. You will find that the housing projects typically are in much better shape and better maintained than the oftentimes privately owned tenement buildings which are as poor as the housing projects...except it is FOR PROFIT. So investors come in, buy up a portfolio and either renovate and try to evict to raise rents OR do nothing, let the buildings crumble and collect rent/rape the building, making life miserable and ultimately life threatening for tenants (major safety violations, crime, drugs, ect).

Housing projects are bad, but I think the crumbling tenements are oftentimes much worse.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:41 AM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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My impression is that most of the issues from public housing are from anti-social behavior from (some not all) of the tenants, not so much the building conditions.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Newport News Virginia
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So when I finish my HVAC or Auto Tech degree at my trade school in Virginia, will my skills transfer over there (in NYC) so that I may have a job (to pay for the rent)?
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