2003-11-14 / Community

Arverne Lotto ‘Winners’ Called For Appointments

By Brian M agoolaghan
Arverne Lotto ‘Winners’ Called For Appointments By Brian M agoolaghan

The fir st round of appointments, to determine if an applicant chosen in the lottery meets the requirements for purchasing an Arverne by the Sea home, has begun.

The very first applicants, who were picked during the lottery process that ended on October 21, received notices beginning last week. Applicants were given a date and time to come to the Beach 73 Street office with the required property, asset, expense, and income documentation.

Nearly 850 applications, mostly from Rockaway residents who will benefit from "community preference," met the deadline, according to a New York City Housing Preservation and Development spokesperson. The actual lottery process, which used black bags to produce random results, was finished in just one day, the spokesperson said.

Only 17 applications were received after the deadline. They will act as back-ups, according to HPD.

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