You are reading

Webinar To Be Held Thursday to Discuss How to Apply for Affordable Housing in Queens and Elsewhere

Hunters Point South rendering, courtesy TF Cornerstone

Nov. 11, 2020 Staff Report

Want to know more about New York City’s affordable housing lottery process?

Urban Upbound, a Long Island City-based non-profit, will be hosting a webinar Thursday about how the lottery process works. The online event will go from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The webinar, which is being held as the deadline to enter TF Cornerstone’s Hunters Point South affordable housing lottery approaches, will provide attendees with the tools and know-how to determine their eligibility and outline the application process.

Experts from from the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development will provide a walkthrough on the application website and will be available to answer questions. They will also discuss Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity rights of tenants and prospective home buyers.

TF Cornerstone will join the webinar to highlight the affordable housing opportunities at 5241 Center Boulevard, one of two buildings TFC is building at Hunters Point South in Long Island City.

The company’s development at Hunters Point South will bring 1,194 new residential units across two sibling buildings, with a mix of studios, one, and two-bedroom apartments.

Sixty percent of the apartments will be permanently affordable to low, moderate, and middle-income residents, with 100 apartments set aside for low-income seniors. The application deadline is Nov. 23.

Half of the affordable units are set aside for the local community within Queens Community Board 2.

Residents will have access to amenities in both buildings, including a multitude of expansive outdoor spaces, BBQ grills, club room and lounge, children’s playroom, fitness center, yoga room, laundry facilities, and HomeWork, TF Cornerstone’s signature resident-exclusive co-working space.

The webinar will be held via Zoom and people can register for this free workshop here

email the author: [email protected]

One Comment

Click for Comments 
Suncoast

How is affordable housing determined? Westchester County is included in calculating affordable housing for New York City. This is wrong. The criteria for determining affordable housing in New York City must be changed.

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

LaGuardia Community College receives federal funding to expand vocational training for the unemployed

LaGuardia Community College recently received more than $400,000 in federal funding to enhance and expand vocational training for underemployed New Yorkers in a city that is still working to recover from COVID-19 pandemic-induced job loss. The support was secured by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and former Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.

LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams explained that the school lost nearly a quarter of its students at the height of the pandemic due to the economic effects of the lockdown on low-income Queens households.

BP launches new advisory panel for youth to become civically engaged in the future of Queens

In an effort to get more young people involved in civics, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards has created a new advisory panel known as the Youth and Young Adult Council to introduce the “youngest and fiercest” community advocates to both community service and organization.

Members of the advisory body will advocate concerns through means of community engagement by participating in one of two cohorts. The first will be made up of high school representatives between the ages of 13 and 17, while the second cohort will be comprised of young adults between the ages of 18 and 25.

Raga sworn in as first-ever Filipino American elected to the state Legislature

More than 300 community members attended the historic inauguration of Assemblyman Steven Raga as the first Filipino American elected to office in New York state.

Many who attended the swearing-in event at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park wore traditional and cultural attire to the event at the building that once housed the General Assembly of the newly formed United Nations from 1946-50 until its current home in Manhattan became available for the world body.