Feb. 4, 2020 By Allie Griffin
Fifteen apartments in a newly-constructed Astoria building are up for grabs through the city’s affordable housing lottery for those making a wide range of incomes.
The 15 units, a mix of studios, one-bedroom units and two-bedroom units, at 14-47 29th Ave. cost between $990 and $2,770 a month.
The units are available to people who make 70 percent, 80 percent or 130 percent of the area’s median income a year.
There is one studio apartment available for $990 a month to households of one to two people who make between $38,023 and $59,780 combined annually. A second studio is available for $1,157 a month for households of one to two people who make between $43,749 and $68,320 combined annually.
Three one-bedroom units are available for $1,015 a month to households of one to three people who make between $39,429 and $67,270 combined annually. Two one-bedroom units are available for $1,194 a month to households of one to three people who make between $45,566 and $76,880 combined annually.
Three more one-bedroom units are available for $2,300 a month to households of one to three people who make between $78,858 and $124,930 combined annually.
One two-bedroom unit is available for $1,226 a month to households of two to five people who make between $47,932 and $80,710 combined annually. Two two-bedroom units are available for $1,441 a month to households of two to five people who make between $55,303 and $92,240 combined annually. Lastly, two two-bedroom units are available for $2,770 a month to households of two to five people who make between $94,972 and $149,890 combined annually.
A breakdown of the full income requirements is below.
The new building has both indoor and outdoor recreational areas, a coin-operated laundry room and a storage room.
Nearby transit includes the N and W subway lines, as well as the Q69 and Q18 buses.
In addition to monthly rent, tenants are responsible for paying for electricity including heat and gas including the gas stove.
The deadline to apply to the lottery is Feb. 25. 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, as well as municipal employees.
Preference of 50 percent of units goes to residents of Queens Community Board 1.
Those eligible can apply to the housing lottery online here.
This building is being constructed through the Inclusionary Housing Program and will receive a tax exemption as a result.
*Click here for more information or visit https://a806housingconnect.nyc.gov/nyclottery/lottery.html#signIn to start an application.
I would like to apply for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment in Astoria
I’m interested in the Lottery
There is 2 bedrooms apartments available
I am interested in the lottery.For myself and my service animal. Thank you so much
Sorry you had to find out this way
I would be willing to pay extra a month to secure a studio for $900! Its unfair to people like me who work so hard to make a bit more yearly income and have good credit not to be able to apply.
My wife suggested she stop working in order for us to qualify for units like these. Astoria desperately needs more affordable housing. From what I heard many older apartments and homes are harder to rent and sell each year and stay vacant for loner periods because renters and buyers do not want to pay that much for the area which has seen such a decline in quality of life and safety.
There’s only ONE UNIT at the price of $990 a month and it’s a tiny studio. The rest are well over $1000 a month and it’s more of the same: unaffordable housing for most, affordable for the few wealthy….. NEXT!
I’m interested in the lottery for housing
I’m interested in housing lottery, please keep me posted…
How can I get application
Do you take voulters
Studio apartment needed please send more info Thank you and have a great DAY😊
Hi my name is EDWIN CASTRO and I would like to fill out a application it’s for my wife and my self please respond if there’s any available thank you
I’m interested in this lottery.
Omg wish me luck! Paying 1,200 right now for my half of the rent right now.