Lottery launches for 21 middle-income units at a new luxury rental in Jamaica Estates from $1,480/month

June 11, 2018

A newly constructed building in the upper-middle-class enclave of Jamaica Estates in Queens (aka President Donald Trump’s hometown) is accepting applications for 21 mixed-income apartments. Dubbed the Maya, the eight-story luxury rental at 177-30 Wexford Terrace contains 68 units. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 85, 90, 100, 105, 110 and 115 percent of the area median income can apply for the units ranging from a $1,480/month studio to a $2,622/month two-bedroom.

Photo of interior does not reflect units available through the lottery; via A&R Properties Group

Photo does not reflect units available through the lottery; via A&R Properties Group

The spacious bedrooms boast white porcelain tile, lots of natural light and are described by the property management company as having a “unique European feel.” Kitchens feature quartz countertops and brand new stainless steel appliances.

Residents at the Maya will have access to private balconies/terraces, a fitness center, both indoor and outdoor parking, a virtual doorman, on-site, smart-phone operated laundry and a high-end security system. The building sits closest to the E and F trains at 179th Street Station.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units at The Maya until August 10, 2018. 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’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


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  1. Y

    I’m a Senior who would like to live in a nice quiet neighborhood and safe