Learn “ABCs” of How to Apply for the NYC Affordable Housing Lottery Program –Seminar at Apple Bank’s Hillside Avenue Branch in Jamaica, Queens on February 15

Apple Bank for Savings announced that it will be hosting a series of informational seminars for New York City residents to learn how to apply to the city’s affordable housing lottery.  The last in a series of five seminars will be conducted at Apple Bank’s Jamaica branch office at 168-42 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica, Queens on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 beginning at 6:00 pm and ending at 7:00 pm.

The hour-long seminar will be conducted by Ilene Popkin, retired senior fellow at the Citizens Housing Planning Council of New York City, who will cover the following topics:

  • How the lottery works
  • Where to find out about upcoming lotteries
  • Income and credit requirements to qualify
  • How to prepare for an interview if selected
  • Required documents
  • How to appeal if you are rejected

The seminars are open to the public. NYC residents interested in attending can make a reservation online at www.eventbrite.com or by calling (212) 224-6511.

Elaine Dovas, Apple Bank Vice President and CRA Officer, said, “Apple Bank is very pleased to host these informational seminars on the affordable housing lottery program.  It is critical that every effort is made to ensure that residents who are eligible for the lottery get the chance to apply, and we are proud to be a small part of that effort.”

Since mid-January, 2017, Apple Bank has hosted four informational seminars at their branch offices in Harlem, Washington Heights, the Bronx and in Brooklyn.