Responding to inquiries about my January 2020 article “Clarkson Towers Promise Affordable & Senior Units” and how one can enter the lottery for an apartment there in the new development, I am providing the website for The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), which creates affordable rent-stabilized apartments and homeownership opportunities for households at a wide range of income levels and sizes. For help applying, they include application guides.
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development also has a service called “NYC Housing Connect” What_to_Expect: Your Guide to Affordable Housing at
I’ve been told to expect a lot of bureaucratic red-tape and long waits, but it is worth it, especially if you have a current residence until it is available. Clarkson Towers won’t be finished for a couple of years. —Brian Pape