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.