A lottery for housing lottery is coming up this weekend:
Lottery Drawing for 3 New Affordable Apartments
At Freedom Homes at Freedom Gardens on
Saturday, Feb. 2nd, at 10 a.m., in Mohegan Lake
A lottery drawing to select prospective tenants for three affordable rental apartments in the newly-constructed Freedom Homes at Freedom Gardens for the Handicapped will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 2nd, at its facility at 1680 Strawberry Road, Mohegan Lake in Yorktown, New York.
After a careful review of the applicants to be drawn on Saturday, the three finalists for the one-bedroom units will be chosen before the new building is opened for occupancy sometime this Spring. The application period started December 3rd and concluded on January 31st. The process has been managed by the Housing Action Council (HAC), based in Tarrytown, New York. The HAC is also running the lottery drawing which has approximately 30 applicants with mobility impairments.
Freedom Gardens for the Handicapped is a not-for-profit corporation that has managed and maintained (since the mid-1960’s) its 5-acre complex of small homes which provide independent living for physically-challenged adults and their families in a residential setting at the corner of Strawberry Road and Foothill Street. Over the years, the caring expertise of its all-volunteer Board of Directors has addressed the needs of its residents with a firm commitment to their independence and empowerment. Gary Kleiber of Cortlandt Manor, a vice president of Freedom Gardens, has been spearheading the plans and building of the new 3,300 square-foot one-story structure that houses the three new fully-accessible apartments, plus a large community room, and an outside garden patio.
The HAC is a not-for-profit housing consultancy with special emphasis on creating housing opportunities for low-and-moderate-income households and those with special needs. Through the efforts of Alan Gordon, deputy director of HAC, funding for the new Freedom Homes units was provided by the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corp., Westchester County, the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, the Leviticus Fund and Freedom Gardens itself. Continuous tax-deductible funding will be raised by Freedom Gardens through an on-going building campaign