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Affordable Housing Alert - Jackson Heights (23rd & Jackson)

Jackson Heights Affordable Housing Development has started the lease up process and they are seeking those in our community that either lived in the Central District before the year 2000 or had a family member (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters) that lived in the Central District before the year 2000. 

Jackson Heights is using a lottery for their applicant selection process. There will be two lotteries, the first will be the Neighborhood Preference Lottery (those that have historical ties to the Central District) and the second being a general lottery.

To qualify for the Neighborhood Preference Lottery, you must submit a document that proves you or a family members ties to the Central District before the year 2000. A list of acceptable documents can be found at www.JHeights.org.  You do not have to have the document to enter the lottery but if selected you will need to submit the document at that time or you will be disqualified.Those who participate in the Neighborhood Preference Lottery and are not selected will automatically be entered to the general lottery as well. 

This is a great opportunity for those that have been displaced from the Central District due to gentrification and rising rents but want to return. 

If you plan to apply please watch the explainer video below first and then proceed to www.JHeights.org for more information on Jackson Heights and to apply online. 

Explainer Video

There are two more info sessions open to the public where questions can be answered and you can get assistance with your application if needed.

Tuesday December 3, 2019- 6:00pm - Black Dot Underground Monday December 9, 2019 - 5:30pm - Douglass-Truth Library 

Jackson Heights has activated a text line service for those with questions: General Questions - text JACKSON to 206 565 0247 - Replies via Text Elders - text ELDER to 206 565 0247 - They will call you back

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