Revisions to the affordable housing process also include strict measures to ensure renters will use the unit as a primary residence, and that interview locations will be accessible to all. American Sign Language interpretation, for example, must be available when necessary.
Let's say I win. What will my affordable housing look like?
There are one-bedroom, city-subsidized units in Bushwick, Brooklyn, for example, available for one-person households making between $33,772 and $43,500 a year: perfect for a recently graduated couple of aspiring musicians. Monthly rent is a cool $985.
In Murray Hill, as many as four people can rent a two-bedroom apartment where the monthly rent is $1,082. Household income can’t exceed $54,360, but more importantly, the building comes with a gym, pool, spa, and in-unit washing and drying machines. Rent is somehow even cheaper in Chelsea, where a newly constructed unit at Maestro West Chelsea Apartments, on West 28th, has a doorman and a roof deck.