HPD Commissioner Wambua Announces Preference For Displaced Sandy Victims At Coney Island Commons, A New Affordable Housing Development

    HPD Commissioner Wambua Announces Preference For Displaced Sandy Victims At Coney Island Commons, A New Affordable Housing Development

    Brooklyn, N.Y. – February 20, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua today announced that the agency has instituted a 25 percent preference for units in City-subsidized affordable housing developments for income-eligible New Yorkers displaced from their homes by Hurricane Sandy. One of the first developments to be subject to the preference is Coney Island Commons, a new affordable housing development now being marketed in Coney Island, Brooklyn. All units are subject to a lottery managed by the developer and overseen by HPD and the City’s Housing Development Corporation (HDC).

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    The New York City Housing Development Corporation (“HDC”) provides a variety of financing programs for the creation and preservation of multi-family affordable housing throughout the five boroughs of New York City.  HDC is implementing Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan to build and preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing over ten years. The New Housing Marketplace Plan is the largest municipal affordable housing effort in the nation’s history.  HDC’s programs are designed to meet the wide-range of affordable housing needs of the City's economically diverse population.

    Contact:
    Christina Sanchez
    Phone: (212) 227-2644

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