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Six Apartments Available in Two Astoria Apartment Buildings Through Affordable Housing Lottery

26-26 18th St. in Astoria (Google Maps)

July 14, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Six apartments in two newly-constructed buildings in Astoria are up for grabs through the city’s affordable housing lottery.

All six units are available to households that make 130 percent of the area median income.

Three one-bedroom units are open in a building at 23-71 31st St. through the lottery and cost $2,188 a month to rent.

The units are open to households of one to three people who make between $75,018 and $133,120 combined a year. The full income requirements for the lottery are below.

Tenants are responsible for electricity costs, in addition to rent.

The building offers a shared outdoor space and washer and dryers in each unit.

The N and W trains are nearby, as well as the Q19, Q69 and M60 buses.

The deadline to apply for the lottery is July 21.

Three one-bedroom units are also up for grabs through the lottery at 26-26 18th St. Two of the units cost $1,775 in monthly rent, while one costs $1,900 in monthly rent.

The less expensive apartments are available to households of one to three people who make between $60,858 and $133,120 combined annually. The more expensive unit is available to households of one to three people who make between $65,143 and $133,120 combined annually.

The full income requirements are below.

Tenants are responsible for gas and electricity costs.

The building features a coin-operated laundry room. It is near the N train and the Q69 and Q19 buses.

The deadline to apply for the lottery is July 20.

Those eligible can apply to the both housing lotteries online here.

Each building owner will receive a tax exemption as a result of participating in the affordable housing lottery.

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People who make this much money should not be qualified for affordable housing. I only earn $52,000 a year and don’t make enough to qualify for affordable housing. How messed up is that?

False outrage

You can get something cheaper or for the same price in a brand new building with similar amenities?

Must Be A Broker or Developer

Yes I can. Pandemic prices will make these rent look like Park Avenue. Only a sucker would spend this money to live in this area

False outrage

Then what is the outrage about? If I want to rent something out and the market offers lower prices then I lose if I can’t rent it out. It’s my loss as a developer. What’s your concern?


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