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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2004

Member of the press, contact Carol Abrams
(212) 863-5176

Members of the public, dial 311

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR HUNDREDS OF CITY-SPONSORED HOMES IN EAST NEW YORK, BROOKLYN

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announces that applications are now available for 359 single-family homes, 166 two-family homes, and 51 three-family homes in the East New York section of Brooklyn. These homes are being built through the Brooklyn Nehemiah program, a collaboration between HPD and East Brooklyn Congregations (EBC).

The minimum household income requirement for single-family homes is estimated to be $40,000. For two- and three-family homes, the minimum household income requirements will be $51,200 and $63,040 respectively. Homes will be sold to first-time homebuyers only. Buyers will be selected through an application lottery process and applications are now being accepted.

Applications may be requested by mail only from Nehemiah Housing Development Fund Co., Inc. P.O. Box 120306, Brooklyn, New York 11212. Please include a business size (4 1/8 X 9 1/2) self-addressed, stamped envelope with 83 cents postage with your request. Completed applications must be returned by regular mail only to a post office box number that will be listed with the application and must be postmarked by September 28, 2004. Log on to www.nyc.gov/hpd for more information.

Two informational seminars will be held at St. Lawrence R.C. Church, which is located at Flatlands and Van Siclen Avenues in Brooklyn, New York 11207, on Thursday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. and on Monday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.

HPD's mission is to promote quality housing and viable neighborhoods for New Yorkers. The department is the nation's largest municipal housing development agency. Since Fiscal Year 1987, the agency has completed the construction or rehabilitation of 212,000 units of affordable housing. For more information about affordable rental housing, call the City's Citizen Service Center at 311 or log on to nyc.gov/hpd

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