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Old 11-04-2016, 04:17 PM
 
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The person in charge of my file said my file was easy since I was just one person. My file looked very big so I'm assuming the people who have a larger household have a lottttt more docs, which is probably why the process takes so long and I constantly had a new person taking over my file and had to submit documents again that I already submitted. Thank you lol I'm sure you know that many people in a small house is not a fun time. I pray you get in very soon, along with the others.
We had an interview recently, and it all went seamless, even with (4) of us -- so those in a big house composition shouldn't fret about anything. It was general questions about income, bank accounts, and why you want to move into the VIA. Keep it simple to keep the flow going. Albeit, the last part was the easiest to answer. But my mom likes to keep things to herself, so i'm happy the specialist helped get all the paper work straightened out. I'm just the son, and my dad isn't an authority role model anymore. I suppose it was straightforward since my dad still has PTSD from working @ 9/11 and something else, which is one of the main reasons we didn't apply for the Chelsea lottery that recently closed due to my dad's sensitivity, and my mom works @57th so we really want the VIA one instead. On top of it she's in her social security years, so i'm constantly watching over them. Walking distance from the apartment to her job would really be a God's blessing. The only issue is that my mom still has that immigrant personality from decades ago so her English is acceptable at best, but words such as: "fluctuation" are still an anomaly to her.

The IRS, employers word of mouth, and work history from Morgan Stanley for my dad can easily very all of this as legit. But that's between us and the Eligibility specialist's. That isn't the problem though, it's mostly about me taking care of my mom atm because of the nature of her job. We're applying with a no-disability preference, so we're waiting patiently in line like anyone else. Military vets to the front of the line, community board second, severe disability third, then everyone else (including my family) with no preference to the back. ('-')/

Communication is key though--applicants and Eligibility workers must keep in contact with each other. If you know that you won, then they should tell you that your "estimated" move in day is (after you have been proved to be a future prospective tenant) in approximately: 5 days, 5 months, 5 years, etc. -- [if] someone is put on a waiting list. I know this isn't how it works, but it should be this way one day.... I've read so many posts on here about how the "silence" is what causes problems rather than a "waiting list" or "waiting" patiently for an interview;

look at it this way, if you're put on a waiting list, then you'll go bonkers thinking that by the time you move into the actual apartment you will look like Gandalf. Would rather hearing: "in 3 years is your move-in date" sound more soothing? You can just spend the next few years doing something important ,then expect your turn to come as an established pre-determined date (assuming your income or situation hasn't changed). Time will pass like nothing if you already know that you "won" and have a set move-in date. That isn't how it works--tenants don't rotate like clock work, so who knows how long it will take for others to move in/out. In that situation, my suggestion is to move the "winner" into another place close to the original lottery contest once that waiting period is over as an alternative choice. I am only suggesting this, because the "silence" from waiting is a big problem, and many alternative solutions can be found.

Apologies for deviating slightly off my main situation, but I know some on here are being put on a waiting list, and these thoughts developed as I was in the interview. The interview went well, and the Eligibility Specialist listened to us in the entirety. We've just got a few remaining documents to send in, then the interview process is over.

Our first Eligibility Specialist was awesome, she understood the situation from beginning to end through our e-mails over the last few months, and she answered every single e-mail that I sent out. Our new (second) eligibility specialist after the interview gave us a follow up call after the interview about our remaining documentation, and what was necessary. That was a nice gesture to do. So far the entire process was only positive for my family.

I will post another update once everything is said and done.

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Old 11-10-2016, 12:13 PM
 
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I was interviewed in September and was emailed today asking for banks statements(again) and was told that they still do not have a lease signing date yet.

Sounds familiar to anyone?
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:05 PM
 
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Does anybody with 3XXX have been called for an interview? I wonder what # they are processing at this point?
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Old 11-12-2016, 10:44 AM
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I have a great career. I help people for a living. It just doesn't pay well. I already got myself an education. Paid 100% by me while working 50-60 hours a week, as well as supporting myself since I was 18. I do have an apt now and it is around market rate. So I'm not sure what you are getting at.
You are the one bragging about making good money so perhaps the rest of us may be wondering why you NEED affordable housing?

If you don't live above what you make its real easy to keep a high credit score. Sorry you spent more than you made. Its real simple you don't spend more money each month then whats coming in.
I think you are being a little harsh. Sometimes life leads us in an unexpected direction. You could have a job today and tomorrow get laid off. Unemployment only pays $370 a week. Savings can only carry you for so far. What happens if you are unemployed for an extended period of time? What happens if you get sick? Anything can happen. Financially independent people are vulnerable. I used to sound like you until life knocked me on my bum. I still have a great credit score but I am one of the lucky ones. There are people out there who are not so lucky.
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Old 11-12-2016, 11:57 AM
 
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I think you are being a little harsh. Sometimes life leads us in an unexpected direction. You could have a job today and tomorrow get laid off. Unemployment only pays $370 a week. Savings can only carry you for so far. What happens if you are unemployed for an extended period of time? What happens if you get sick? Anything can happen. Financially independent people are vulnerable. I used to sound like you until life knocked me on my bum. I still have a great credit score but I am one of the lucky ones. There are people out there who are not so lucky.
You can't just quote one paragraph. This was a conversation I had with an individual and I was saying this to them.
BY the way Unemployment is $430 a week.
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Old 11-12-2016, 01:40 PM
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You can't just quote one paragraph. This was a conversation I had with an individual and I was saying this to them.
BY the way Unemployment is $430 a week.

I am aware but you get $371.88 after taxes to be exact.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:28 PM
 
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Does anybody with 3XXX have been called for an interview? I wonder what # they are processing at this point?
I'm just as curious, I wonder what's the hold up. The building has a lot of empty apartments. Both apartments I'm in between are vacant and there are green stickers on the occupied apartments but there are many doors with no stickers
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:33 AM
 
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I'm just as curious, I wonder what's the hold up. The building has a lot of empty apartments. Both apartments I'm in between are vacant and there are green stickers on the occupied apartments but there are many doors with no stickers
I am also curious as to what's going on as well. My family qualifies for a 2BD and 3BD apartment, since there are no more 2BD apartments available we're going for 3. And im not going to say how I know this because i'm not a snitch. We have no choice but to take the 3BD because my mother's health is an immediate issue, and I'd prefer if she was in walking distance to work on 57th so we really need the apartment. My mom waited 15 years to try and get a NYCHA in the lower east side but it never happened. We moved 10 blocks closer since then but still too far. So as soon as we saw VIA we had our 2nd chance. Waiting patiently is cool but clarity and physical dates helps out a lot too.

Anyhow, at the time of the interview there were 3BD available which is why we got the interview in the first place. All the documentation is complete but all we've gotten are mixed answers since then: 3BD Bedroom available and waiting list. We're stuck in the twilight zone atm.

I'm serving jury duty today, so I'm in my usual social justice warrior mood, lol. Working as a poll worker during the elections on the 8th and hearing a lot of voters complain to me about how they felt undermined about the election results hasn't rubbed off yet either. I'm constantly worried for everyone around me.

It's just so weird that so many rooms are vacant. My assumption is either nobody is willing to pay market rate for certain reasons or studio, 1BD, 3D are still available for low income; or a combination of both. Either way I have to break the news about the waiting list to my mom that I got in an e-mail. We'll just wait for the wait listed papers to come in the mail, and then see what we can do afterward. Our current eligility specialist has been very helpful so far, so we'll see what she can do afterward.

-Water(Aqua)
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:25 PM
 
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I am also curious as to what's going on as well. My family qualifies for a 2BD and 3BD apartment, since there are no more 2BD apartments available we're going for 3. And im not going to say how I know this because i'm not a snitch. We have no choice but to take the 3BD because my mother's health is an immediate issue, and I'd prefer if she was in walking distance to work on 57th so we really need the apartment. My mom waited 15 years to try and get a NYCHA in the lower east side but it never happened. We moved 10 blocks closer since then but still too far. So as soon as we saw VIA we had our 2nd chance. Waiting patiently is cool but clarity and physical dates helps out a lot too.

Anyhow, at the time of the interview there were 3BD available which is why we got the interview in the first place. All the documentation is complete but all we've gotten are mixed answers since then: 3BD Bedroom available and waiting list. We're stuck in the twilight zone atm.

I'm serving jury duty today, so I'm in my usual social justice warrior mood, lol. Working as a poll worker during the elections on the 8th and hearing a lot of voters complain to me about how they felt undermined about the election results hasn't rubbed off yet either. I'm constantly worried for everyone around me.

It's just so weird that so many rooms are vacant. My assumption is either nobody is willing to pay market rate for certain reasons or studio, 1BD, 3D are still available for low income; or a combination of both. Either way I have to break the news about the waiting list to my mom that I got in an e-mail. We'll just wait for the wait listed papers to come in the mail, and then see what we can do afterward. Our current eligility specialist has been very helpful so far, so we'll see what she can do afterward.

-Water(Aqua)
That totally sucks that you guys have been wait listed, hopefully you aren't waiting too long and get into the building asap. As far as getting dates/clarity for being wait listed, don't hold your breath buddy. I think everything is a waiting game when dealing with this. I learned to just go on about my life and when they call...they call don't drive yourself crazy waiting you'll go mad. Best wishes
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Old 11-24-2016, 06:19 PM
 
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That totally sucks that you guys have been wait listed, hopefully you aren't waiting too long and get into the building asap. As far as getting dates/clarity for being wait listed, don't hold your breath buddy. I think everything is a waiting game when dealing with this. I learned to just go on about my life and when they call...they call don't drive yourself crazy waiting you'll go mad. Best wishes
Most indubitably. Waiting isn't an issue for me. I'm just looking out for my parents. We've already waited 15+ yrs for a golden opportunity like this so waiting awhile longer is no problem.

On the plus side it's good that you moved in first since the ones around you are vacant. It relinquishes the need to worry about meeting the neighbors in the first place. If I end up being your neighbor in the future, then i'll need to come up with a good hello speech. lol. Maybe i'll write a poem, then call it: "the willow's Echo."

-Aqua
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