93,361 People Have Applied for 104 Affordable Housing Units at Essex Crossing
In case you were curious about the demand for affordable housing on a hyperlocal level, just look to Essex Crossing. According to the latest city tally, a staggering 93,361 people have applied for the 104 available affordable apartments at 145 Clinton Street. The fifteen-story development is one of nine new sites that are being redeveloped into its own micro-neighborhood.
The official housing lottery for 145 Clinton Street (aka Site 5) opened in March, and is now closed. Prices of the subsidized apartments range from $519 for a studio to $3,424 for a three-bedroom, depending on the applicant’s income.
The building is almost fully skinned, and is slated for completion next fall.
Here are the nuts and bolts of what to expect at Site 5 (see full literature appended below):
- There are a total of 211 units at 145 Clinton Street, 104 of which are affordable. Trader Joe’s is opening a location here, Target is also coming, and a 15,000 square-foot park is in the making.
- The affordable units are available to households earning between 40% and 165% AMI (Area Median Income) and range from studios to three-bedrooms.
- Residents of Community Board 3 are given priority for 50% of these units (i.e. 52).
- Former site tenants from back in the day will receive additional priority.
The housing lottery for 99 senior apartments at 175 Delancey (Site 6) is still ongoing. Applications will be accepted until June 16.
Over at AAFE, meanwhile, the queues outside its 2 Allen Street offices still boast big numbers. Earlier this week, a line of energetic Chinese locals was spotted. It’s a regular occurence these days, with more than 7,100 visists from locals seeking application assistance and language translation, according to Director of Program Administration Zach Bommer.