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To Qualify for Essex Crossing's Affordable Units, Make $24K

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Of course Wednesday's information session regarding affordable housing at Essex Crossing devolved into chaos—due in part to a distinct lack of translators and organizers for which The Lo Down has a few choice descriptions—but at least a few informational tidbits were gleaned from the meeting. Although people won't be able to apply for the affordable housing lottery for the first phase of SPURA-replacing construction for another year or so, just how affordable housing applicants will be prioritized is now clear. Half of the 500 affordable apartments will be prioritized for members of Community District 3, and within that allotment, former SPURA site dwellers—defined as anyone who lived in the Seward Park Extension Urban Renewal Area bounded by Delancey Street, Essex Street, Grand Street and Willett Street in the years 1965 to 1973—get additional priority.

↑ 11 condos at SHoP's twisting development on site one will be available to individuals making $66,550 and families of four making $94,930.

↑ The 98 below-market-rate rentals at Handel's movie theater-touting development will be available to individuals making between $24,200 and $93,775, and families of four making between $34,520 and $133,765.

↑ Beyer Blinder Belle's building at site five will have 104 rentals available to individuals making between $24,200 and $93,775, and families of four making $34,520 to $133,765.

↑ Dattner's 100 available rentals at site 6 will be devoted to senior housing. Individuals making between $24,200 and $48,350, and families of four making between $34,520 and $69,050 will be eligible in the lottery.

· Essex Crossing Affordable Housing Session Ends in Chaos [TLD]
· The First 4 Buildings To Rise at Essex Crossing, Revealed! [Curbed]
· Change is Bittersweet for Lower East Side's SPURA Locals [Curbed]
· All Essex Crossing coverage [Curbed]