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Lottery Opens for Astoria Apartments: Rent is $2,300 for 1 bedrooms

The 22-22 Steinway St​. site in Astoria (GMaps 2017)

July 3, 2019 By Shane O’Brien

Four units in Astoria have been added to the City’s affordable housing lottery, each with a monthly rent of $2,300.

The units, all one-bedroom apartments, require applicants to have a minimum yearly income of $78,000 in order to qualify.

Individual households must earn between $78,858 and $97,110 yearly, while households of two can earn up to $111,020 and households of three can earn up to $124,930 annually.

The city began accepting applications for the new apartments at 22-22 Steinway Street today and applicants have until July 25 to submit applications.

The four-story building consists of a total of 13 units and includes a card-operated laundry room and storage, as well as parking at an additional fee.

Tenants will be responsible for paying for electricity, including air conditioning, while the building’s owner will cover the cost of heat and gas.

There is no preference for residents of Community Board 1, which covers Astoria.

To apply, applicants can go to for online applications, or else send a self-addressed envelop to 22-22 Steinway St. to request an application by mail.

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Affordable housing??? $78,000 a year for income? Are you kidding? Not many people even make that much. This is disgusting and highway robbery. What the heck is going on in this city??? How sad… DeBlasio, and you have the nerve to run for President?? One idiot is enough. Like you have a chance in hell, something like these poor people have find “affordable housing”..


This is criminal. The building is also 10 blocks from the nearest train. My 2 bedroom with a terrace- 3 blocks from the Ditmars station- is cheaper than this. How is this happening? How do we stop it? This is OUR neighborhood.

Ursula Hackethal

This is a disgrace! Aren’t there enough homeless people “living”on the streets already? And how about senior citizens living on fixed incomes.?

Common Sense

In order to be valid, and not just builder/landlord giveaways, tax break-to-build programs should include the provision that rent cannot exceed local comps or 25% of local income.

One tired person

Thank you dear Mayor for putting the screws to the people of Queens once again! Now onto the President race. Don’t forget to stop at the hardware store to pick up more screws as you will need many more to screw our nation! This is a sad mess.


$2300 IS not affordable. This is how the city starts pricing us out of our own neighborhoods.


Q. What’s the difference between NYCHA & J51?
A. NYCHA subsidizes tenants; J51 subsidizes landlords.

Joanne Francis

There is a lot of apartments but the price these landlord is asking is redicolus. The government is providing housing Vouchers and that cannot even cover the rent. That is why we cannot reduce the amount of people in the shelter. There should be a law against landlords that refuse to accept voucher programs.


You should walk in a small
Landlords shoes before you speak. Worked my butt off to own a building and not have the communist ny regime forcing me to keep rents under 1000 while
Charging me 25000 yearly in taxes. I don’t make enough now to maintain the building am behind in taxes and using money from
My salary to throw into the home. I’m done. Selling my building to a developer, that’s what the city aims to do and they can charge 2300 affordable housing for a one bed apt while
My one bed was 1400 and I was not allowed to increase at all. That’s what’s going to happen all over Astoria. They are pricing not only the tenants out but the landlords out as well

Andrew Sydor

These are not affordable apartments. They are not market rate for Astoria. These goniffs took huge tax breaks to build affordable housing in New York, and then built UNaffordable housing, and declared it “affaordable.” DiBlasio is failing.


Affordable housing at $2300.00 for a 1 bedroom
What a joke but who’s laughing???


I could just as easily search for rentals under $2300 in that area and find over 40 listings. No lottery required and many have 2 bedrooms. I fail to see why anyone would bother with this. Besides, $2300 is not exactly affordable.

Apryl S.

And I bet these apartments are utter filth too. Rats, roaches, noisy area, uncomfortable living space. What’s worse than people charging trash for the price of gold is the moron who actually pays it. Definitely not city people who care about city people, that’s for sure. Oh well.


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