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Old 07-27-2016, 09:55 AM
Status: "it may continue, but it makes you get stronger." (set 20 days ago)
 
Location: New York, NY
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There's too many breadknots informing their entire clan of hootenanny bretheran who also just arrived in NYC off the turnip truck about these lotteries via social media and ad-driven pro-gentrification blogs. That's a big part of why the applicant numbers are so high. I'm sorry, but there should be a rule that you've been a NYC resident for at least 10 years. Maybe 20!
I agree. But I wonder - since your work history is taken into consideration, if you jumped off the turnip truck yesterday, it may very well go against you as New Yorkers are given priority.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:13 AM
 
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I have a decent log # but wanted to ask something about CB pref. When I applied to this lottery, I was within the CB, but had to move last-minute (I was a subletter and the original tenant wanted to move back to NYC). Do I lose my CB preference? I'm cool with the original tenant and she could provide a notarized doc saying when I lived there, but I definitively don't live in that apartment anymore. Any insights/experience?

what is your log number, and I think a letter from your subletter should be ok. but the way how HPD checks everything I don't know.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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Sammy36: I'm in the low 5ks. I want to milk that preference for what it was worth. (I hated that apartment!)
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:17 AM
 
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these are my #'s so far..

461 dean, Brooklyn - 15,xxx
MGM Apts, Bronx - 3,xxx
Steinway Estates, Queens - 60,xxx


Better than me! I have 33xxx for MGM but I have CB 9 and municipal employee preference so maybe it'll come through for me *fingers crossed*
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:32 PM
 
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There's too many breadknots informing their entire clan of hootenanny bretheran who also just arrived in NYC off the turnip truck about these lotteries via social media and ad-driven pro-gentrification blogs. That's a big part of why the applicant numbers are so high. I'm sorry, but there should be a rule that you've been a NYC resident for at least 10 years. Maybe 20!

Same **** I said, people wanna go post it on FB and share it with their 5000 friends
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:40 PM
 
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Same **** I said, people wanna go post it on FB and share it with their 5000 friends


I know plus so many people apply who aren't even eligible, which wastes time and resources. I think the online process makes it easier, but opens it up for so many people to apply. They need to stop such heavy promotion of these lotteries because it makes the odds that much worse
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:22 PM
 
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I know plus so many people apply who aren't even eligible, which wastes time and resources. I think the online process makes it easier, but opens it up for so many people to apply. They need to stop such heavy promotion of these lotteries because it makes the odds that much worse
This is why I believe a system where people are pre-qualified would work much better. When one of these lotteries has 80,000 applicants I'm betting that 70,000 of them don't qualify.
Not only that, you've got to have your act together and most people couldn't find their birth certificate if it was tattooed to their chest. So it all just adds more noise to the process.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:26 PM
 
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I have preference for 461 dean (because of the CB #) and the hearing disability preference, although I can't figure out if I am considered just impaired (I am completely deaf in one ear with moderate hearing in the other) or truly disabled. They ask on the applications if you need special accommodations for your disability and I said No.
There's a difference between being disabled for being hearing impaired and not being disabled. Every disability has a threshold. Obviously if you are in a wheelchair then that's clear. When it comes to hearing or sight there are standards that define it. Your hearing professional should be able to explain whether you are considered disabled. If you are then that doctor would be willing to sign paperwork to that effect. This means everything.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:25 PM
 
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This is why I believe a system where people are pre-qualified would work much better. When one of these lotteries has 80,000 applicants I'm betting that 70,000 of them don't qualify.
Not only that, you've got to have your act together and most people couldn't find their birth certificate if it was tattooed to their chest. So it all just adds more noise to the process.
One way they could do so is by making people upload income documents during the initial lottery application, instead of waiting until the lottery is closed and once people are assigned log numbers. On a happier note, I got a call this afternoon for 1035 Anderson Avenue in the Bronx to submit pay stubs and tax returns for prescreening. Hoping this works out for me *knocks on wood*
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:30 PM
 
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One way they could do so is by making people upload income documents during the initial lottery application, instead of waiting until the lottery is closed and once people are assigned log numbers. On a happier note, I got a call this afternoon for 1035 Anderson Avenue in the Bronx to submit pay stubs and tax returns for prescreening. Hoping this works out for me *knocks on wood*
Congratulations! This is a difficult process at best. I wish you good luck with your application.
Well you are close to my point. If they would pre-qualify us then we would be given a category. Then we would use that to match it against the various buildings and we could apply to the matching categories. That way it basically comes down to drawing the lottery and then they could ask for more updated info. Provided people aren't cooking their books it would make it easier for everyone.
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