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Old 12-26-2013, 07:29 PM
 
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Interesting - was told on this forum that non-preference applicants wouldn't get called until February. If you've gotten this lucky so far, who knows! Best of luck to you.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:18 PM
 
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Interesting - was told on this forum that non-preference applicants wouldn't get called until February. If you've gotten this lucky so far, who knows! Best of luck to you.
Yes I heard the same.. I have municipal preference and I was told they wouldn't Get up to that preference until early february.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:02 PM
 
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I live a few blocks away currently. Maybe that had something to do with it?
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:50 PM
 
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Yup - that explains it, they probably gave you a Community Board preference based on your address. Really helps you out a lot as the lottery is required to set aside half of the apartments for residents living in the immediate area. Basically, what that means is the lottery opens up all of the community board applications first (which would be you) until they fill half of the apartments. Then, they move onto the next preference (Hurricane Sandy victims with 25 apartments) .


Keep us posted on your progress! Best of luck.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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So, if they say that they are out of 1 bedrooms, does that mean they ran out for the amount set aside for Community Board members or they just filled all of their 1 bedroom units and only have 2 bedroom units left to fill?
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Old 12-27-2013, 04:40 PM
 
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Deker - the 50% of the apartments designated for CB applicants are not allocated across the income brackets/room types. In other words, for example, half of the 1 bedrooms in 80% AMI are not reserved for CB applicants. The application preference basically gives CB applicants first dibs on the apartments. Hypothetically, CB applicants could take all every single 1 bedroom apartment so long as each applicant meets the income requirements for the different AMI brackets. Although, that scenario is very unlikely as 2 br apartments are also pretty popular from what I gather after following previous apartment lotteries.

What AptHunter is saying is that there are no more 1 bedrooms in his income bracket (up to 150% AMI), which are 14 of the 44 one bedrooms. Essentially, that could mean that mobility/vision impaired and Community Board applicants have taken all of the 1 bedrooms in that income bracket.


Granted, this is me just speculating. Hopefully Mike Reed will give another update before the year's end.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:06 PM
 
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Yup - that explains it, they probably gave you a Community Board preference based on your address. Really helps you out a lot as the lottery is required to set aside half of the apartments for residents living in the immediate area. Basically, what that means is the lottery opens up all of the community board applications first (which would be you) until they fill half of the apartments. Then, they move onto the next preference (Hurricane Sandy victims with 25 apartments) .


Keep us posted on your progress! Best of luck.
I live a few blocks away, I was not call, and my situation is Community Board, Municipal Employee, and 80 for income. I wander if I can contact any one to check the situation for me.
If anyone know whom to contact or check , please inform ...

Thanks
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I read nearly all the posts but I hope someone can answer just two questions for me:
1. This building is ALL affordable right? No 80/20? Does anyone know what law finances such a building?
2. What is the TOP price of a 1 bedroom. They list $93,500 with a Maintenance (common charge) of $514, as a bottom. How high does the price and maintenance go.

Thanks.
(I tried to find the original offerings for the info, but those sites have been taken down.)
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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AveGudz - from what I understood at the info session this summer, they don't combine the application preferences, it's just the greater preference. Ex: you aren't more likely to get called at one time because you have both, you would be considered for each preference at a time. So, you'd get called based on your Community Board first. Not sure what happens if you don't get called for the Community Board preference, if you then get put into the municipal employee category or if your application then goes to the general pool of applicants. I believe The Park Clinton website has some contact information you could ask through.


Kefir King - I think this should answer your questions with the exception of the specific law.

http://www.theparkclinton.com/site/w...ation-Form.pdf
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:05 AM
 
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Thank you hartigan.

Quite a spread after those 15 "affordables" are eaten up.
So basically 15/95 is about truly affordable 16%. The rest seems like marketing a bargain that AIN'T.

I hope everyone with his hopes up knows he is competing for only 15 apartments.
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