November 24, 2023 at 2:37 am

‘Wow, this is crazy!’ Man Reveals The Luxury Apartment He Won In New York City’s Housing Lottery

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: TikTok/@mcmurdaaaa

I’ve never heard of this before!

But I’ve also never lived in New York City so I have no idea how insanely difficult it must be there to find a place to live.

A man posted a video and gave viewers a tour of his new NYC apartment that he got through a housing lottery.

He showed viewers the different areas of his new pad and said, “This is real nice. I can just imagine the little get-togethers I’ll have.”

Source: TikTok/@mcmurdaaaa

The man responded to a viewer’s comment who said they left New York because they couldn’t get an apartment through the lottery system and said, “Right when I was going to do the same they came.”

Timing is everything!

Source: TikTok/@mcmurdaaaa

The housing lottery system covers all five boroughs in New York City and is designed to give lower and middle-class people affordable housing.

Here’s what the website says about the program:

Qualifying income limits range from as low as $28,020 for a single person household up to $255,420 for a household of six. Each affordable housing development has different requirements.

Wow! You can qualify for this program and make a quarter of a million dollars? Pretty nice!

Anyway, this guy is showing off his new place and is just amazed at the amenities.

For instance, a marble tiled tub and shower!

Source: TikTok/@mcmurdaaaa

A spacious kitchen and living area!

Source: TikTok/@mcmurdaaaa

And the outdoor areas look just as nice!

Source: TikTok/@mcmurdaaaa

And those indoor community areas are plush!

Source: TikTok/@mcmurdaaaa

Check out his video.


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♬ original sound – Murdaaaa

And here’s what people had to say about it.

This person also won the housing lottery before.

Source: TikTok/@mcmurdaaaa

Another viewer made a good point.

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And this person sounds like they don’t think this is such a good idea.

Source: TikTok/@mcmurdaaaa

I wonder if other cities do this.

Pretty interesting!