Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Here are details on applying for one of the 30 affordable units in Alphabet Plaza

[Via Curbed]

This past year, we've been keeping tabs on Alphabet Plaza, the 12-story mixed-used apartment building going up at East Houston and Avenue D.

In total, the building will include 135 apartments — with 30 of them designated as affordable units. Yesterday, The Lo-Down reported that the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development has shared information about the upcoming lottery for those units.

Per The Lo-Down:

Under NYC’s affordable housing program, studios will rent for $847; one bedrooms are priced at $909; 2-bedroom units are $1101. Applicants need to meet income requirements (annual household earnings ranging from $30,000 to nearly $60,000 for the largest units). Residents of Community District 3 (including the Lower East Side and Chinatown) will be given preference for the apartments.

Go here to find details about how to apply. Feb. 18 is the deadline.

The building amenities include 24-hour doorman, valet services (laundry drop-off and pick-up), fitness center, residents lounge, landscaped roof decks with BBQ area and bike storage.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: 12th-story 'Alphabet Plaza' in the works for Second Street and Avenue D

Alphabet Plaza ready to rise on Avenue D

Alphabet Plaza is rising on East Houston and Avenue D

Easy as...: Alphabet Plaza makes first appearance above ground

Alphabet Plaza starts to apply sun block


Anonymous said...

I can't believe they list the 6 train to bleeker street as a possible transit option, that's nowhere near this place, neither is the b or d to grand street really

Glenn Belverio said...

The 6 train at Bleeker is a real option for this area. I live at 3rd and C and if I need to go to uptown east, that's the way to do it. The other subway stop is the F train at 1st ave.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, if you make less than 60,000 for a family you belong in the burbs.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon @ 2:58

Really? Like (a) the burbs are so cheap? and (b) they are so convenient?

You do know that in most of the "burbs" you need to own a vehicle, maintain it, pay for insurance and fuel, right? That's in addition to paying for not particularly cheaper living quarters. I've looked into this.


Anonymous said...

Is it considered low income for one person $30.000? These new 'affordable housing' options are a scam to make the rich richer and the low income move away.

Anonymous said...

ACTUALLY,,,, YOU WILL ACCESS TO NONE OF THE AMENITIES!!! They will build the 30 somewhat affordable units in a separate building adjacent to the luxury rental. The separate building will only feature a laundry room. The finishes will not be modern they will boast Formica counter tops, cheap cabinets, white low end GE appliances, linoleum tiles threw out most of the apartment with the exception of adhesive thin parquet floors and lst but not least popcorn ceilings. This is the blue print for almost all affordable housing units built from 2009 to present. I should know I live in one at the Edge condominium in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Anonymous said...

the way things are going, the burbs will probably have a lot more going on than the les/ev anyway...

Anonymous said...

Re: Anon 7:03. For $1,000 a month you should be happy to have an apartment. That is quite a deal.

Anonymous said...

Wait, what? I'm sorry, I make $70K, and I'm struggling to pay NYC rents. I have a roommate, pay around $1500, and it SUCKS. The city's standards need to be definitely adjusted!

bombasticus said...

Looks like the only thing this relaxes is the 40 rule income test in which normal landlords would insist on "household" income close to $34k for the studio and $50k for the 3BR. Whether the spaces are actually affordable or not remains to be seen. Either way, good luck to the applicants!