June 14, By Jason Cohen
Applications are now open for a number of affordable apartments near the Astoria waterfront.
Six affordable units are up for grabs in a five-story building located at 26-27 2nd Street. The site is on the Hallets Point peninsula, close to where the new Astoria ferry landing will be.
There are four one-bedroom units available renting for as little as $889 per month. To be eligible, annual income requirements must range from $30,480 to $ 40,080 for a single-person household to $30,480 to $ 45,840 for a two-person home.
There are two two-bedroom units on offer with the rent starting as low as $1,001. To be eligible, annual income requirements must range from $34,320 to $45,840 for a two-person household, $ 34,320 to $ 51,540 for three people and $ 34,320 to $57,240 for a four-person household.
Residents who live in Queens Community Board 1, which covers Astoria, will get a preference for half of the units.
The building includes a laundry room and parking garage. The developer ARI Properties LLC is receiving a tax exemption for providing the affordable units as part of the 421-a program.
Applications are being accepted through NYC Housing Connect until June 26.