Nov. 14, 2019 By Allie Griffin
A new affordable housing lottery has opened in East Elmhurst with rents starting at $2,185 a month.
Through the lottery, three apartments up for grabs in a newly constructed building at 104-22 Astoria Blvd. One one-bedroom unit is available for $2,185 a month and two two-bedroom units are available for $2,635 a month.
The one-bedroom unit is open to households of one to three people who make between $74,915 and $124,930 combined annually. The two-bedroom units are available to households of two to five people who make between $90,343 and $149,890 combined annually.
A full breakdown of the income requirements to enter the housing lottery is below.
The building has a laundry room with a coin-operated washer and dryers and is nearby the Q19, Q23, Q48 and Q66 buses.
Tenants of the building will be responsible for the electricity bill, which covers heat, hot water and the stove, in addition to monthly rent.
While the units are given out to eligible applicants through a lottery, some preference is given to applicants with vision, mobility and hearing disabilities.
The deadline to apply to the lottery is Dec. 6, 2019. Those eligible can apply online here.