Affordable Housing Opportunity for Artists in Manhattan

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Affordable Housing Opportunity for Artists in Manhattan

The following is being sent on behalf of The Actors Fund
**Please note that this notice is being sent to you for your information only. This housing development has no affiliation with SAG-AFTRA or The Actors Fund. The text below does not represent a complete set of application instructions. Please follow the links provided, read carefully and follow the indicated instructions. SAG-AFTRA has no additional information regarding this matter.

We wanted to make you aware of a very exciting new affordable housing opportunity for artists in Manhattan. El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 is currently completing construction of 90 live/work units and 10,000 square feet of arts and cultural space in a historic, converted school house in East Harlem. The units will be rented by lottery and applications can be submitted online through the New York City Housing Connect website: This website requires you to set up a profile. Applications are available now and must be postmarked or submitted online no later than July 14, 2014. Income eligibility guidelines and further instructions can be found here.

Applicants who are artists and live in New York City will receive a general preference for apartments. The developer, Artspace, employs a broad definition of “artist,” which includes many creative pursuits, including all aspects of the performing arts and entertainment. To qualify as an artist, applicants need not derive their income from their art. Keep in mind that SAG-AFTRA and The Actors Fund are not directly involved in the ownership, management, or tenant selection process for PS 109. We are simply working to make this information available to the performing arts and entertainment community.

The Actors Fund will be holding two sessions of their Finding Affordable Housing seminar on May 28, which will feature details about PS 109 and its application process. A representative from Artspace will be present to answer questions. Seminar details below:

Session 1
When: 1-3 p.m., May 28

Where: MusiCares
11 West 42nd Street First, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Please RSVP on The Actors Fund’s Eventbrite page

Session 2
When: 5-7 p.m., May 28

Where: AFM Local 802
322 West 48th Street, First Floor Band Room
New York, NY 10036

Please RSVP on The Actors Fund’s Eventbrite page

The Actors Fund offers regular Finding Affordable Housing Seminars, which cover how to find affordable housing opportunities, determine eligibility, and prepare for the application process. Dates and locations will be added to The Actors Fund’s workshops calendar as they are scheduled

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