Posted by kc on October 30, 2001 at 14:36:22:
In Reply to: How to get rent control apartment posted by Charlotte on October 30, 2001 at 13:58:15:
Hate to be the bear of bad news...but dream on!!!!!!!!!! you and every other new yorker would kill for a rent control apartment but unfortunately they really do not exist.
rent control apts. are usually occuppied by 80-year old women or their children and their children's children. rent control was something thaty was created a long time ago and so the people who were lucky enough to get one of those apartments have never left or passed it on to their kin. when a rent control apartment becomes "available" it somehow mysteriously becomes non-rent controlled. these landlords wait for these tenants to die because they are losing tons of money. imagine getting only $300 bucks for a 4 bedroom apartment in this market???
if you want cheap housing, you should look into section 8 housing or live outside of manhattan. your next bet would be to find someone who has a rent-controlled apartment and marry that person.
good luck in anyway
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