In Jamaica, Queens, an affordable housing lottery has launched for 27 studios set aside for those age 62+. Reserved for seniors earning 40 or 50 percent of the area median income, the units are renting for $522 or $683/month; there are also eight units for which applicants will pay 30 percent of their household income in rent. The building is located at 161-01 89th Avenue, just a few blocks from the E and F trains at Parson Avenue.
According to QNS, the building, which broke ground two years ago, is operated by Transitional Services for New York Inc. (TSINY). In addition to these 27 apartments, the other 42 units are reserved for low-income or formerly homeless individuals or families with special needs, who are referred by city agencies. Therefore, TSINY will provide on-site programs such as mental health services, budgeting, and cooking.
The brand-new building offers tenants a shared laundry room, gym, party room, outdoor areas, rec room, and storage.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until November 22, 2021. Applicants must have at least one household member who is age 62 or older. Complete details on how to apply are available here. Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.
If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.
- Lottery opens for 267 affordable units at new Forest Hills complex, from $738/month
- Apply for 33 middle-income apartments in downtown Jamaica, Queens, from $1,726/month
- Apply for 41 affordable apartments in the Bronx’s Jerome Park, from $592/month
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