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WHAT ARE THE CROTONA SENIOR RESIDENCES?

Crotona Senior Residences, located in New York City, is an affordable, LGBT-welcoming senior housing development for individuals and couples who are 62 years and older. The building, located in the Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx, will feature 83 apartments.

WHEN WILL THEY OPEN?

The official application process is expected to start in fall 2019. The building itself is estimated to open in early 2020. SAGE will provide regular updates to those who sign up for more information.

WHO CAN LIVE THERE?

Individuals and couples who are at least 62 years old and income-qualified for affordable housing in New York City can apply to live in Crotona Senior Residences.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO LIVE THERE?

For Crotona Senior Residences, no resident will pay more than 30 percent of their income for rent. Rental is limited to single older adults and couples whose annual income is below a certain amount, the details of which are based on an annual calculation from the New York City and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Crotona Senior Residences will provide apartments at the following area median income (AMI) levels:

  • 26 units at 30% AMI (single $22,410/couple $25,620)
  • 37 units at 50% AMI (single $37,350/couple $42,700)
  • 20 units at 60% AMI (single $44,820/couple $51,240)
  • HOW DO I APPLY?

    The official application process for Crotona Senior Residences will be through NYC Housing Connect. SAGE will provide regular and detailed updates to those who sign up for more information.

    IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO NOW TO PREPARE?

    Create a Housing Connect profile. You will need information about the incomes of everyone who will live in the apartment.

    Get help understanding your credit report and learn how to improve your credit score from a free, professional financial counselor. Go to nyc.gov/consumers for more information, or call 311 and ask to make an appointment at an NYC Financial Empowerment Center.

    Collect documents that prove who you are, what you do, and how much money you make and/or the benefits you receive. These documents include copies of your Social Security card, identification documents for you and your partner, copies of last year's W-2 forms (all pages), copies of the last six pay stubs from your current job (or last six paystubs from a job that ended within the past 12 months), proof of cash payments, and bank statements. Keep in mind that tax returns and pay stubs must not be older than 120 days at the time of your interview.

    WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I APPLY?

    The next step following application is a screening interview. You will receive a letter or email with instructions on how to schedule your screening interview about 8 to 12 weeks after you apply.

    WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE INGERSOLL SENIOR RESIDENCES?

    The application window is closed for Ingersoll Senior Residences in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The building itself is expected to open in fall 2019.

    The next step in the application process is that some applicants will be chosen for an interview to determine their eligibility. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive either a letter in the mail or an email (please diligently check both) from the Property Managers. We estimate this will occur during summer 2019.

    The letter will tell you where and when the interview will be, as well as what to bring with you. An agent for the Property Management company will then interview you. You may have only a few days between the time you receive your letter and the date of your interview, so you should have your documents ready to be reviewed.

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