A view of the New York skyline from Hunter's Point South in Long Island City, New York

 


 

92,700 Applications Received For Hunter's Point South Housing Lottery

Posted on 1/1/2015 by Big Apple Writer

The numbers are in. An incredible 92,700 applications have been received for the first phase of the Hunter's Point South Development, significantly exceeding the expectations of project planners and making HPS one of the most sought after housing projects in New York City history.

The Department of Housing, Preservation and Development reported having received 90,000 online applications through NYC Housing Connect and 2,700 paper applications,  nearly double the expected number in an impressive show of demand for below-market rate units. More than 25,000 of those applications were filed in the first two weeks of the lottery. 
Advocates said that this overflow showed that demand was high for well-situated affordable housing projects. According to media reports, roughly one out of every hundred applicants in the automated lottery will be selected to rent apartments for as low as $490 a month for studios and as high as $2, 680 for two-bedroom, depending on the tenant income. Eligible applicants vying for one of 924 units in what has been dubbed the Queens’ “Gold Coast" can expect to hear back starting in mid-February and if selected, will be moving to Hunter's Point South this spring. 



HuntersPointSouth.com

HuntersPointSouth.com is a free resource designed to provide visitors with information about the new and exciting Hunter's Point neighborhood in Long Island City New York, including the Hunter's Point South Development, Hunter's Point Parks, including both Gantry Plaza State Park and Hunters Point South Waterfront Park, the surrounding areas, events, and the incredible views of the Manhattan skyline. The website serves as a complete guide to the Hunter's Point community for New Yorkers and tourists alike.

Please note that HuntersPointSouth.com is not officially linked to the City of New York Parks and Recreation.