Two Housing Lotteries: One Do-Over, One New

After a major snafus led to numerous applicants not being entered in a lottery for the 50-unit Vineyard View affordable rental complex in Greenport, Conifer Real Estate Development reopened its lottery application process on Aug. 17 and will be accepting applications through Aug. 30. Applications are available online at coniferllc.com/properties/vineyard-view.

All prior lottery applicants who previously submitted their applications directly to Vineyard View will be automatically eligible and included in the rescheduled lottery, which will be held on Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. at www.facebook.com/coniferrealty.

Anyone with questions about the Vineyard View lottery process can contact Kelly Shields at 631.315.9677 or by email at vineyardview@coniferllc.com.

One bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom apartments are available at Vineyard View. 

Prices range from $1,056 for a one bedroom apartment for a tenant earning 50 percent of the area median income to $1,784 for a three bedroom apartment for households making 60 percent of the area median income. People whose incomes range from $28,900 to $88,140 are eligible to enter the lottery.

Water, sewer, trash, emergency maintenance, lawn care and snow removal are included in the monthly rent. Residents are responsible for electricity. Pets are permitted, with some exceptions.

“At Conifer, we continuously strive to do what we do better, as we fulfill our mission to bring high quality, affordable housing to the communities we serve,” said Conifer Realty President Joan Hoover. “We deeply regret any stress or disappointment experienced by applicants due to the recent changes to our Vineyard View Apartments lottery process. We look forward to providing a better lottery experience moving forward.”


Riverview Lofts

Riverview Lofts, a new five story apartment building on East Main Street in Riverhead, is accepting applications for affordable apartments through Sept. 5.

In total, 105 apartments are available in the building, which stands on the site of the former Sears store next door to East End Arts.

The project consists of 12,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, with a gym, community room, on-site parking by lottery and 24-hour maintenance. Studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments are available.

Applicants must make between $36,900 and $164,580 per household, depending on the size of the apartment and their income tier.

Rents range from $1,095 for a studio for one person earning 60 percent of the area median income to $2,500 for a two bedroom apartment for a household earning 130 percent of the area median income.

Twelve apartments are being set aside for people with a mobility disability, and six apartments are set aside for people with vision or hearing loss.

Applications are available online at www.cgmrcompliance.com or by calling 631.910.6200. Applications must be postmarked no later than Sept. 5 and a public lottery will be broadcast at www.cgmrcompliance.com on Sept. 15 at 11 a.m.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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