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Winners of Hunters Point South lottery are starting to be notified

Posted on February 11, 2015 by admin

Feb. 11, By Christian Murray

Some of the winners of the Hunters Point South affordable housing lottery have been notified and have been called in for an interview, according to the New York Housing Preservation & Development.

HPD said that the tenant selection process is well on its way and that interview letters will be distributed in rounds until all the units are filled.

More than 92,000 people applied for the 924 affordable affordable apartments on offer. The units are in two buildings–one at 1-50 50th Ave.; and the other at 1-55 Borden Ave.

The building located at 1-50 50th Avenue will be a 37-story complex comprised of 619 permanently affordable units, 13,750 square feet of retail space, and a parking garage with approximately 220 spaces.

The 1-55 Borden Ave. building will be 32-stories high comprised of 306 permanently affordable units and approximately 3,000 square feet of retail space.

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer told members of the Hunters Point Civic Association last night that some of the Hunters Point South lottery winners had been notified.

He said that he had received a call from a lottery winner earlier this week who said that she had been called in for an interview.

The notification period is expected to last for a number of months.

151 Responses to Winners of Hunters Point South lottery are starting to be notified

LICeater February 13, 2015 | 5:19 pm

That LIC infrastructure is ‘near capacity’ is unsubstantiated. Further, there is no evidence developers share this opinion, and would consequently refuse to build the maximum allowed density. Lastly there is no evidence infrastructure cannot be scaled to accommodate a significantly higher population (as evidenced by track work to expand 7 train capacity, for instance).


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David February 13, 2015 | 6:03 pm

LICeater February 13, 2015 | 7:53 pm

David, Im also LIC Res, an old screen name default-loaded.

Anonymous visitor February 16, 2015 | 6:04 pm

A full topographic & subsurface survey, contracted by the DDC, is presently underway to evaluate the state of the Hunters Point infrastructure for future development. The project area is bound

by 44th Drive to the north, Jackson Ave to the east, Borden Ave to the south, and 5th St to the west.

Expect plans for several affordable waterfront housing projects to be released with the next phase of the Hunters Point South Park development. Court square will be seeing this sooner.

Most of this is common knowledge as so many long term projects city agencies are now overlapping. DDC, DEP, Parks Dept & others are the sharp end of the HPS spear, so feel free to follow up with them. If you’re bored, stop by Queens Borough Hall and start pulling records


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New Leadership February 13, 2015 | 4:45 pm

David February 13, 2015 | 6:01 pm

It is not 80/20. If that were the case, then there would be a total of 2460 units in these two buildings. It is, as I understand, more like 40/60, favoring subsidized units, but I could be wrong.

In terms of the rate of rent, removing one unit from affordable housing would have a negligible impact, granted. But there are thousands of units here and in the City that are rent controlled – many more grotesquely than these in HPS. That will distort the market. While Hunter’s Point has increased dramatically in value, affordable units blunt the over value of the area. Just the stigmatization of being next to an affordable housing building can take percentage points off the value of a condo or rental.

In terms of the “type of human being” I am, I think you should pay your own way in the world, not ask for a hand out. Why should a lottery winner get a couple thousand a month for their apartment vs a lottery loser?


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Jamie February 26, 2015 | 4:11 pm

Can you please provide references to substantiate your statements because my understanding is that market rate rents are higher as a result of these types of 80/20 developments.

Please see the following quote from a New York Times article:


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AG February 12, 2015 | 11:11 am

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