Apply for 88 affordable apartments in Downtown Jamaica, from $494/ month

August 16, 2017

92-61 165th Street, Rendering via NHS Development Corporation

With new residential and commercial developments and transit options, Jamaica, Queens is on the brink of renewal, after many years of neglect. Adding to the area’s revitalization, the construction of a new 14-story affordable housing building was finished last fall. Now, applications are being accepted at the building for 88 affordable apartments at 92-61 165th Street in Jamaica Center, Queens. New Yorkers earning 40 and 60 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from a $494 per month studio to a $1182 per month three-bedroom.

jamaica center, housing lottery, 92-61 165th Street

Developed by Archer Merrick, the building features amenities like on-site laundry, an outdoor courtyard, recreation room and bicycle storage. Located near York College, residences have access to the E, F, J and Z trains as well as the Long Island Rail Road Station at Sutphin Boulevard.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at 92-61 16th Street until October 16, 2017. Fifty percent of units are reserved 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.

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  1. J

    I think NYC Housing Connect is a good way yo find a reasonable apartment.