Apply for 227 affordable apartments at new Far Rockaway complex, from $535/month
Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Applications are now being accepted for 227 affordable apartments across two buildings in Downtown Far Rockaway in Queens. The new complex, dubbed RadRoc, consists of two 10-story mixed-use structures, a steel and plank building at 19-38 Cornaga Avenue and a modular construction building at 10-18 Beach 20th Street. Qualifying New Yorkers earning between 40 and 80 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, ranging from $535/month studios to $2,059/month three-bedrooms.
Developed by Radson Development, RadRoc was financed through the city’s Extremely Low- and Low-income Affordability (ELLA) program and was constructed following the 2017 rezoning of the neighborhood. Under the program, 133 of the development’s 253 total units are designated permanently affordable and 10 percent of them will be for formerly homeless New Yorkers.
Amenities at the smoke-free, elevator building include outdoor landscaped terraces, community lounge, bike storage, on-site laundry, and parking. The development also includes 20,000 square feet of commercial space as well as a community facility.
RadRoc is conveniently located a third of a mile to the A train at the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue station and slightly further to the Long Island Rail Road station. The public library is across the street and the Rockaway beach and boardwalk are found about a mile south.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until December 8, 2021. Fifty percent of the units are set aside for residents of Queens Community Board 14. 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 CityRealty.com’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.