There are two options to apply: online or by mailing in a paper application. 

Apply Online:

  1. Set up an account using a valid email address and basic contact information.
  2. Fill in additional information as requested. All required fields must be completed for the application to be complete.
  3. You do not need to complete the entire application at one time; you may save out and continue later so long as the full application is submitted no later than March 5, 2020.
  4. Upon completion, click “Submit Application” to finish the process.
  5. You will receive a confirmation message on your screen after your application is submitted. You will also receive a confirmation email stating that your application has been submitted. If neither of these things occur, your application has not been submitted. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam filter. 
  6. You can also verify that your application was submitted by logging back in to the application. Click “Edit Profile” and check the Application Status. If the status listed is “Not Applied”, click on the orange "Apply" button to submit your application. If your application was successfully submitted you will be able to click on “View Application” to review your submitted application.

Apply By Mail: 

Download a paper application at the lottery website or request an application by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:


Stuyvesant Town / Peter Cooper Village Wait List

Peter Stuyvesant Station

PO Box 991

New York, NY 10009


Applications dropped off at the Stuyvesant Town management office or sent to the Stuyvesant Town management office will not be entered into the lottery.

Applications must be sent using standard US Postal Service First Class Mail Service. The PO Box will not accept certified mail, Fed Ex, UPS or any other specialty delivery service. 

Please submit only one application per household.  Duplicate applications from a single household will result in disqualification.

Your chances of being selected in a lottery and your position within the lottery are the same whether you choose to apply online or by mail. Your chances are similarly unaffected based on when you submit your application, as long as you meet the March 5, 2020 deadline.


Post-Lottery Communication:

After the lottery period has ended and the waitlist is created, you will be informed of your number by email if you applied online and by mail if you applied by mail.


Tips for Applying:


  • DO accurately and truthfully complete an application to the best of your knowledge.
  • DO prepare your verification paperwork (may include IDs, pay stubs, tax returns, proof of address, asset documentation) ahead of time, in case you are contacted to proceed.


  • DO NOT falsify information. You will be disqualified and possibly referred to the NYC Department of Investigation.
  • DO NOT contact HDC or StuyTown directly. Due to high volume of applications, the owner and property manager are not equipped to answer individual questions.   




Our goal is to take the surprise and frustration out of the application process.




If you are reading this, it means the Marketing Period for the StuyTown Lottery has already begun. We are accepting applications online through March 5, 2020 and will accept paper applications postmarked on or before that date. To see more information about income limits and other eligibility criteria, click here.



At the close of the Marketing Period, StuyTown, under the supervision of the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), will conduct a lottery which will assign a random number to each submitted application.

The applications are then placed on a wait list in the order assigned during the randomized lottery. Each applicant will be informed of their number.


Applicant Verification

Once the waitlist has been established, StuyTown will start the applicant verification process, beginning with the lowest numbered application and working upwards. If units are available, but not for your particular household size and income level, the next application matching the household size and income level for the available unit will be verified ahead of yours. You will be contacted by StuyTown’s management team when there is a reasonable expectation that there is a unit appropriate to your criteria may be available soon.

 The verification process will likely include:

  1. Document Request

StuyTown will send you a list of requested documents, due within 10 business days of request. The document list will include:

  • Forms for you to complete pertaining to, among other things, your household size, your income, and your assets.
  • Copies of required supporting documents (such as pay stubs, tax returns, proof of address, or asset documentation) to confirm the information on the forms.
  • Credit check authorization form. You will need to sign and return it.

 Once you submit the requested information, StuyTown will review it. We will contact you if further clarification is needed.

  1. Apartment Offer

Once StuyTown approves your application and when an appropriate unit is available, you can expect to receive an email with an offer of an apartment available for rent via the StuyTown Lottery program. The email will describe the unit, and you will have the opportunity to schedule an appointment to view a model apartment. If you accept the apartment, StuyTown will present you with a lease, which you sign, and which is then countersigned by us. The lease specifies a move-in date. From that moment forward, you join all other incoming residents, who are directed to StuyTown’s Welcome Center, where they can pick up their keys and get additional information about life at StuyTown.

  1. Disqualification/Appeals

StuyTown will send you a disqualification letter if, after reviewing the information you provided, StuyTown finds that you are not eligible for the program based on factors including household size, income, assets or other eligibility factors. The disqualification letter will include the specific reason(s) for your rejection and will outline an appeals process. You may appeal in writing within five business days, addressing the reason(s) you believe you qualify. StuyTown will review your appeal. If we find a factual error or missing information had previously disqualified you, we will reclassify you as eligible as long as the error is corrected and the missing information is completed. StuyTown is not empowered to consider any extenuating circumstances, to exercise discretion, or to waive or otherwise modify the eligibility requirements. If you have not been given an opportunity to appeal, you may report the issue to the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC).


To learn more about appeals, please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).