About those "poor-er floors" in affordable towers: NYC says units redistributed (but new document not yet filed)
Pushback, but no documentation
So, in the course of reporting my article about the affordable housing lottery, I asked NYC HDC for an update.
HDC told me they reviewed a redistribution of units with the developer "and the units are now more evenly distributed throughout the building and are reflective of our general guidelines and marketing plan." The lease agreement is expected to be amended at a later date.
A check on ACRIS (look for PP 38 SIXTH AVENUE TC and PP 535 CARLTON TC) shows no new sublease has been filed. A query to the developer went unanswered.
So that raises a few questions:
- Was this just an error? (If so, it wasn't exactly random.)
- Why were they trying to concentrate the units on the lower floors in the first place?
- Would they have changed it if I (or others?) hadn't raised the issue?
- When will they file the amended lease?