HOW DO I APPLY?
Step 1 – Prepare
You may be eligible if your combined household income is between the minimum and maximum limits listed in the chart above. Begin to gather relevant household and income information as you prepare to start your application. To learn more, check out this Applicant Income Guide.
Step 2 – Apply
Create an account on www.nyc.gov/housingconnect.
Make sure your profile is updated and accurate with detailed employment and income information for you and all household members. Once you start an application, you may save and return to it at any time. Then apply
for 540 West 53 Street Apartments before the December 7, 2018 deadline - only one submission per household.
Step 3 – Lottery
All applications are randomly ordered and assigned a log number based on this order. Your chances of being contacted are greatest if you are randomly assigned a low log number, or you meet one or more preference criteria*.
Step 4 – Interview
If you are selected, you will be contacted and invited in for an interview to verify if you meet eligibility rules. Going to the interview does not guarantee that you will receive affordable housing. However, after the developer and the city verify your file for accuracy and eligibility, you may be invited back to view an apartment and sign a lease.
*A percentage of units is set aside for applicants with disabilities: Mobility (5%) Vision/hearing (2%)Preference for a percentage of units goes to: Residents of Manhattan Community Board 4 (50%)
Municipal employees (5%)