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    Low Rent Apartments Up for Grabs

    30 subsidized $913 one-bedroom apartments in a new Crown Heights building are up for grabs by the city's affordable housing system. Full Story

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    I make $55000
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    I make $55000

    It’s worth it for me to remove $5k off my paycheck to get this.

    Home
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    Home

    Income should not be only qualifier family size

    to #1
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    to #1

    That’s the problem with these projects and welfare. No incentive to work and earn more as you are locked out. Unless you’re a millionaire.

    Citizen Berel
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    Citizen Berel

    Meh — you can do much better: Just line up racks of 10X5X5 foot pods along and up the walls of 15 ft wide running along the length of buildings, with multiple corridors per floor. Each person gets his own pod to sleep in. His or her very own pod that will be his or her very own. You can make common eating areas in the basement and a bathroom on each floor. You can feed multiple corridors on the same floor into the same bathroom situated at the end of the length of building. One per floor. You don’t… Read more »

    To 1
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    To 1

    Knock off 55k from your pay and you’ll get everything free

    Yossy H
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    Yossy H

    This building looks a lot nicer and safer than the one listed a few weeks ago. But its still at least 10 minutes away from the Frum border.

    Wow nice
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    Wow nice

    The place looks like a Self Storage facility or an Insane Asylum. Bet’ya they got 7ft ceilings too and no parking. But for that price what can you expect from this progressive/communist government.
    I will apply just for kicks 🙂

    Chosid
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    Chosid

    #2, that logic is flawed. If you have 5 kids how would the one bedroom be useful? All I can see happening is ruining the qualify of life for the others who are actually paying good money to be there.

    need more
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    need more

    some people make less then that and have larger families and therefore need lower rental and larger apartments.

    #9 - socialism?
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    #9 - socialism?

    it’s not quite a socialist state here yet – to everyone according to his needs, and from everyone according to his abilities. Ask your grandfather how well it worked in Russia. You expect bigger apartments at a lower price provided to you in the second most-expensive city in the country? There’s Scranton PA, Buffalo, and literally hundreds of other locations with surplus of really affordable housing. But you want to pay a quarter of the market price for double the size of an average apartment in NY? Sure, why not – after all, there’re tens of thousands of others there… Read more »

    ok now for real
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    ok now for real

    i wish they made three bedrooms, this building is so nice, but are families are larger bh and dont fit in a two bedroom

    Kollel
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    Kollel

    What’s a Kollel younger man who makes less then the minimum supposed to do? You have to make at least 30,000 to qualify. I guess the poor will continue to pay outrageous, high rents.

    Check out apartment sites on FB
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    Check out apartment sites on FB

    The prices for apartments in Crown Heights are off the charts. Yes, they are renovated nicely, but most are on the very edge of the neighborhood and prices are north of $2500. I just saw one for $3,000. Who has that kind of income? Yuppies? Housing prices has become a real issue in the last year. Most newlyweds and young families are not even going to look to stay in Crown Heights, something has to be done. The council is lazy and doesn’t fight for affordable housing like in Williamsburg and builders and owners are greedy. Single goyishe yuppies can… Read more »

    To #12
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    To #12

    Section 8

    the area
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    the area

    Are there shuls in close walking distance? Elevators? how safe is it there?

    to #13
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    to #13

    Firstly, the individual is not assigned section 8 – the apartment is approved first, then the renters apply to be allowed to pay nominal rent. Although I believe some people apply IN THEIR TEENS for approval (I know one comfortably off family who did it… and got it (not sure how.)

    Secondly, a Kolel couple could have 2 kids before they get approval.

    The system is stacked against the poor, as #12 said. And CH landlords (not just building owners) would rather rent to non-Jewish yuppies than help their brothers & sisters.

    Who will cover the difference ?
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    Who will cover the difference ?

    All these affortable appartments partially will be covered by the city programs ( the difference between the real rent price and affortable rent ) , plus kids that will go to the local public schools , colleges , etc … Why our community leaders can’t ask to make the “Jewish projects” ? for all couples with young children , our population is growing , but not all have a good income , and many will be eligible …..and if a young man & woman will know that they can afford a rent , we will have more weddings in ch… Read more »

    Monsey
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    Monsey

    there’re dozens of affordable projects built all over Monsey for different chassidisher kraizen. There’re people who can make it work there, and no one interested and capable enough to make it work here. Maybe it’s the hashgocho protis at work, encouraging the Lubavitchers to spread out?

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