More than 92,000 affordable housing applications were submitted for 924 available units at the Long Island City development on the East River shore, according to officials at the Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development.
These units are spread among the two mixed-used buildings that comprise the first phase of Hunter’s Point South construction. Each apartment will be permanently targeted to low, moderate and middle income families.
Applications closed on Dec. 15 and are currently under review for the tenant selection process.
Besides population growth and increasing demand for affordable housing in the Borough, a digital application system opened in 2012 may have contributed to the overwhelming response. According to HPD, about 97 percent of the Hunter’s Point South applications were filed online through the NYC Housing Connect website.
Spokesperson Jessica Scaperotti of Related Companies, one of the developers behind phase one of Hunter’s Point South, said they will begin contacting selected tenants next month and move-ins will begin in late Spring.