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A lottery launched this week for 58 mixed-income apartments in a newly constructed building in St. Albans, a suburban enclave in western Queens. Located at 118-35 Boulevard, the development sits near the historic district of Addisleigh Park. Although it started as a white-only community, the neighborhood was home to many notable African Americans, including famous jazz musicians, from the 1930s and on. Artists like Count Basie, James Brown, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and even baseball superstars like Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson all have lived in this area. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 40, 50, 60 and 80 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from $558/month one-bedroom to a $1,511/month two-bedroom apartments.
The project, Saint Albans Cycle of Life, is a community-oriented facility sponsored by the Presbyterian Church of Saint Albans. The building includes over 13,000 square feet of civic space and a full-sized basketball court. Residents also have access to amenities like on-site laundry, bike storage and an outdoor recreation space.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units at 118-35 Farmers Boulevard until June 25, 2018. Fifty percent of units will be set aside for residents of Queens Community Board 12. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.
Use 6sqft’s map below to find even more ongoing housing lotteries.
If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit CityRealty.com’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.
- Lottery opens for 28 affordable apartments in Alphabet City, from $596/month
- Crown Heights middle-income housing lottery gets you near all the action
- Live right next to Prospect Park in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, from $1,807/month
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