2018-05-09 / Front Page

Koo Announces Free ‘Ready To Rent’ Affordable Housing Workshops

Council Member Peter Koo announced three upcoming workshops in Flushing that will help New Yorkers apply for affordable housing through NYC Housing Connect—an HPD online application that allows users to search and apply for affordable housing. In partnership with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, and other community groups, the NYC Council funded this housing initiative to empower New Yorkers seeking affordable housing with a focus on financial preparedness. In addition, the Flushing-based “Ready to Rent” workshops will offer financial counseling with in English, Chinese and Spanish.

Council Member Koo said, “Three years ago, more than 40,000 people applied for 140 affordable apartments in Flushing, showing just how serious our affordable housing needs are in Flushing. As we await the open application process for One Flushing, our community’s next 100 percent affordable housing development, we want to make sure our community has the information they need to apply for this unit, and other affordable housing in Flushing and beyond.”

Workshop dates and locations:

1. Thursday, May 10, 10 am to noon, St. George Episcopal Church, 135-32 38th Ave., Flushing 

2. Wednesday, May 16, 2 pm to 4 pm, HSBC Bank USA, 39-10 Main St., Flushing

3. Thursday, May 24, 3 pm to 5 pm, St. George Episcopal Church, 135-32 38th Ave., Flushing

All workshops will have Chinese- and Spanish-language translation available. For more information, contact 718-291-7400.

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