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Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals or households who meet the income and household size requirements may apply. Qualified applicants will be required to meet additional selection criteria. Applicants who live in New York City receive a general preference for apartments.

Individuals or households may apply online at NYC Housing Connect 2.0. To request an application by mail, send your mailing address to: leasing@oehaffordable.com.

Please send only one application per property. Do not submit duplicate applications by applying both online and by mail. Applicants who submit more than one application may be disqualified.

https://housingconnect.nyc.gov/PublicWeb/details/2959

 

Applications must be dated or submitted online no later than August 1, 2022 at 11:59pm. Late applications will not be considered.

After the deadline, applications are selected for review through a lottery process. If yours is selected and you appear to qualify, you will be notified to continue the process of determining your eligibility.

You will be notified from two to ten months after the application deadline. You will be asked to submit documents that verify your household size, identity of members of your household and your household income.

If you are contacted, you will be asked by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development to confirm your income eligibility. The following documents will be requested:

  • Documents for Household Members
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, Military ID, NYC Municipal ID, non-driver ID)
  • Documents for Income Verification
    • Salary or Hourly Wage Income Earners:
      • Last 6 consecutive pay stubs
      • Last year’s signed and completed federal and state tax returns
      • Prior year’s W-2 forms
      • Bank statements that show deposits of income
    • Self-employed Income Earners:
      • Past three years signed Form 1040, with Schedule C, E or F
      • 1099s from the last three years
      • Three years of state tax returns
  • Documents for Proof of Address
    • Renter:
      • Current lease (if you do not have a lease, provide a notarized letter from your landlord)
      • Most recent electric and gas bills (in your name and showing current address)
    • Living with Friend/Family:
      • Notarized letter from your housemate
      • Friend/family’s lease
      • Friend/family’s utility bills

One East Harlem Affordable Housing and Richman Property Services does not determine eligibility guidelines for the program and is not involved in the selections made during the affordable housing lottery. The process in its entirety is managed by the New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development and New York City Housing Development Corp.

Any further questions regarding the process should be directed to the New York City Affordable Housing Lottery Helpline by emailing nychousingconnect@hpd.nyc.gov.

Additional FAQs can be found at NYC Housing Connect FAQs.

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