Jan. 21, 2020 By Allie Griffin
Twelve apartments in a newly constructed Astoria building are up for grabs through the city’s affordable housing lottery — but only for those who make at least $65,000.
The twelve units, a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, at 31-19 37th St. cost upwards of $1,900 a month.
Two studio units are available for $1,900 in monthly rent to households of one to two people who make between $65,143 and $111,020 combined annually.
Four one-bedroom units are available for $2,050 a month to households of one to three people who make between $70,286 and $124,930 combined annually.
Lastly, six two-bedroom units are available for $2,400 a month to households of two to five people who make between $82,286 and $149,890 combined annually.
A breakdown of the full income requirements is below.
Minimum income requirements may not apply to applications with Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers or other qualifying rental subsidies.
The new building offers multiple amenities including a gym, elevator, stainless steel appliances, rooftop access, digital doorman, storage space, bike room, balconies, recreation room and a card-based laundry room.
Nearby transit includes the N and W subways, as well as the Q101, Q104, Q18 and Q102 buses.
In addition to monthly rent, tenants are responsible for paying for electricity which includes heat, hot water and the stove.
The deadline to apply to the lottery is Feb. 10. Mailed-in applications must be postmarked by that date.
While the units are given out to eligible applicants through a lottery, some preference is given to applicants with vision, mobility and hearing disabilities.
Those eligible can apply to the housing lottery online here.
The building will receive a tax exemption as a result of participating in the affordable housing lottery.