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Old 07-10-2018, 08:27 PM
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I don't get why this is so hard to understand. Apply with the income you will be making once your job starts. These lotteries can take forever. Ive been called for an interview before, almost 2 years after I applied.
Affordable housing ISN"T a fast process by any means. If you do get selected and called for an interview you will probably be working for a good amount of time before the interview happens.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by pierrepont7731 View Post
Who is like everyone else? Not everyone lives with roommates...
Not everyone lives with roommates. But for someone just out of school, that's the obvious option.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:27 PM
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Apply, and put down an income that's within one of the brackets. When and if you get called, if you're in that bracket, you have a chance.

I agree with the previous advice to apply, and then forget about it.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:05 PM
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If you are in the higher brackets (100% 130%) you will most likely get called no matter your log no. there arent many takers for the higher priced ones. I would just apply and see what happens.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:28 PM
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I hope you are just missing some point and not being ignorant. For someone who can work at big 4 usually mean pretty smart, but it doesn’t sound so smart of you having to ask about what to do in this situation. Someone mentioned earlier, applied with the salary that you are going to get once you start your job.

I have a feeling you didn’t do your research before you post. When you submit your application, it doesn’t mean you are likely to get selected at all. Some people waited up to 10 years and still not hear anything with different application. So to think that you can get pick and have the neighborhood you have in mind is like a joke to me. I am not trying to talk you down, but at least do some homework before you post.

As much as I don’t like the fact that you posted without any research, I wish you good luck on getting pick.
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:48 PM
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It's a lottery unless you have someone inside. I know a couple who waited 20 years for a unit by Amsterdam ave in the 90s. I also know someone in a low income threshold who got a desirable low priced unit in a new building on 11th ave in 5 months because she knew someone. You have to keep in mind that some people don't play fair, so it makes it even harder for everyone else.

Anybody who has struggled making a living in NYC applies to these things. It's kinda crazy.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:17 PM
Location: Brooklyn
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I know someone who got a phone call 8yrs after applying in march, asked to submit documents twice and got approved with a lease beginning a few days ago.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by makattacks View Post
Thank you for your advice on finding an apartment STAT, thankfully I have a living situation for now, but It's not "ideal" (whatever that is). I'm currently looking towards housing lotteries where my 71k income "should" qualify for a 100% AMI 1 bedroom apartment at One Flushing. Although I am pretty young, it is my dream situation to live affordably in the neighborhood I grew up in. The only problem is my delayed start date.
Is this a joke?

You can seriously qualify for affordable housing making 71K as a single 20 something year old?

I'm seriously asking if it's a joke or if NYC has really gotten that far out of control.
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:01 AM
Location: NYC
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theres “affordable” housing for $2g but is that even affordable? For that price I feel like you shouldn’t have to worry about those lists knowing youll have a high enough income for most apartments. I would focus my energy looking for rent stabilized places so you won’t have to move so quickly. There’s even a phone number to check the address to make sure it’s rent stabilized. The worst thing is moving and getting set up just to have to move again
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:15 AM
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This guys request is really stretching my imagination.

With a 100K salary fresh out of school, is he going to apply for food stamps too?
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