Jan. 25, 2019 By Christian Murray
The latest “affordable” housing lottery has opened in Astoria and seven apartments in a 23-unit building are now on offer.
The seven apartments, located at 30-68 38th St., are comprised of three one-bedroom and four two-bedroom units.
The “affordable” units are only available to households earning 120 percent of the area median income.
The one-bedroom units are priced at $2,000 a month and are available for household sizes of up to two people. The minimum income to qualify begins at $68,572 and goes up to $100,200.
The two-bedroom affordable apartments will rent for $2,400 and are available for household sizes between two and four people. An annual household income starting at $82,286 and going up to $125,160 is required to qualify—depending on family size.
Building amenities include rooftop access, gym, parking and a laundry room that residents must pay an added fee to access.
The building is within walking distance to the N and W trains at the 30th Avenue subway station. 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 Feb. 12, 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.