What happens next?
Yes, you qualify as a FST if you resided within the SPURA boundaries with your parent(s) between the years of 1965-1973. Your documentation must link your names to theirs and to the qualifying former address.
Qualified FSTs can register for the FST preference category, which means you will be given preference in the lottery for affordable housing apartments in new developments that are now being constructed or planned in the SPURA area.
You can register for the FST preference by checking a box on your initial NYC Housing Connect lottery application. The qualifying FST documentation needs to be presented if and when you are called for an in-person housing interview.
An individual who lived in the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), bounded by Delancey Street to the North, Grand Street to the South, Essex Street to the West and Willet Street to the East, between the years of 1965-1973 (see map).
Who is a qualified former site tenant (FST)?
If I was a child when my family was relocated, do I qualify?
If I qualify as FST do I get an apartment?
The FST category does not guarantee an apartment. Qualifying for the preference affects only the order in which you will be processed. During the lottery process everyone receives a randomized log number. Because of the preference, FST essentially jump to the top of the list. You must still meet family income, family size and additional selection criteria (over age 55 for a senior apartment), which will be outlined in the approved city advertisement for this housing once marketing of this project begins. Qualified FST applicants will receive preference for the affordable housing units within the Community Board 3 preference. Residents of CB 3 will receive preference for 50% of the affordable units across the entire project.
If you believe that you meet the definition of a FST, you will need to provide government-issued documentation that includes your name and former address within the SPURA boundaries, between the years of 1965-1973.
Acceptable forms of documen-tation may include, but are not limited to: Department of Education records, Department of Health records, passports, and voter registration cards.
What documents are needed to provide I am a qualified FST?
What do I get as
a qualified FST?
The first new developments in SPURA will probably be open for applications in late 2017. If you think you qualify as an FST, get in touch with SPARC so they can notify you about applications!