Dec. 7, 2018 By Meghan Sackman
A new “affordable” housing lottery has opened in Astoria, where 12 units are available starting at more than $2,200 in monthly rent.
The units are being offered at 21-34 Broadway and there are six one-bedroom and six two-bedroom apartments on offer. The units will be in a six-story, 37 unit development, according to building plans.
The one-bedroom affordable units are priced at $2,211 a month and are available for household sizes of up to three people. The minimum income to qualify begins at $75,806 and goes up to $122,070.
The two-bedroom affordable apartments will rent for $2,666 and are available for household sizes between two and five people. An annual household income starting at $91,406 and going up to $146,510 is required to qualify—depending on family size.
The building is within walking distance to the N and W trains at the Broadway station as well as buses on the Q104, Q102, and Q100 lines. The building is smoke free.
Applications are open to all, with no special preference for local residents within Community Board 1. Some preference, however, is given to mobility-disabled applicants and those with vision or hearing disabilities.
To apply, visit Housing Connect online. Applications can also be sent by mail.
Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than Dec. 19, 2018. The developer is expected to receive a tax exemption as part of the city’s 421-a program, where the city gives a tax break to builders in exchange for providing some below market-rate rental units in the development.