282 affordable apartments up for grabs in Far Rockaway, from $388/month

June 8, 2023

Rendering courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Applications are now being accepted for 282 affordable units at a new residential development in Queens. Located at 1626 Village Lane, the building is part of the third phase of the Rockaway Village Apartments, a huge housing complex that is replacing an abandoned strip mall. New Yorkers earning 30, 50, and 80 percent of the area median income, or between $16,252 annually for a single person and $140,080 for a household of seven, are eligible to apply for the units, which range from $388/month studios to $1,968/month three bedrooms.

Developed by Phipps Houses, Rockaway Village is a $1 billion mixed-use development with eight buildings and roughly 1,700 affordable housing units. Designed by Marvel, the project came under former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s rezoning of Far Rockway, approved by the City Council in 2017.

A housing lottery for the first phase of the complex was held in December 2021 for nearly 700 units across the three buildings.

As part of this third phase, the 282 available apartments are found across three towers and one building with 26 duplex apartments.

Amenities include a fitness center, children’s playroom, outdoor play area, laundry facilities, parking, and a spacious landscaped plaza. The complex will also feature a modern supermarket, which is currently under construction. Units come equipped with stainless steel appliances, dishwashers, and air conditioning.

Residents will have access to a number of green spaces in close proximity to the development, including Grassmere Playground, Bayswater Point State Park, Redfern Playground, Terrace Garden Park, O’Donohue Park, Lanett Playground, and the beachfront Far Rockaway State Park.

The development is close to the A train at the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue station, as well as the Long Island Rail Road and several buses serving Queens and Nassau County.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the apartments until August 1, 2023. Preference for 50 percent of the units will be given to 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.


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  1. P

    I’m interested interested in a one bedroom apartment and would love to apply

  2. N

    I would like to move so bad . we’re I’m at it’s so sorry to live in

  3. E

    i would like to see if mi quailfy for the duplex housing 2 bedroom

  4. N

    I’m looking for 3 bedroom with my 3 kids please help us other wise we end up being homeless

  5. A

    I’m looking to rent a apartment

  6. A

    Missed the date for applying for this development. When will the next application date start?

  7. E

    I already sent the application since the lottery was open and I never received any notification. IF MY APPLICATION STILL CONSIDERED AFTER THE LOTTERY WAS CLOSE…….?

  8. N

    I cannot believe that I’m working single mom to two boys pay my tax and I cannot have a two bedroom in Far Rockaway where I’m living my 17-year-old son and my 10-year-old son. We all sleep in one room since 10 years now I’m axing very kindly if you can open up your doors for two bedroom for me and my boys to be happy, I have this housing connect and I’m trying everything and all what they’re doing is just give me the hell of running around I need help and I want somebody to help me. I do have a voucher which is called CF.

  9. Z

    Please I would like like to get any apartment as soon is possible I have sec 8 w 3 bed but I would like to get apartment for 2 bed!

  10. J

    may cool may model

  11. S

    I’m interested in 2 bedroom

  12. S

    Looking for a two bedroom apartment for me and my kids otherwise we are to be homeless

  13. E

    Hi. I’m interested. I been looking for a very long time and I have no luck yet. I’m looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom. Please can send me an application please. Thank you very much.

  14. E

    How can I apply for an apartment Far Rockaway?

  15. M

    i would love to move back to the Rockaway

  16. T

    I’m disable looking to move it’s really bad where I live for a disable person unsafe please help me God bless.

  17. V

    I’m very interested in moving to a one bedroom. Where I live is really bad and not livable looking to relocate back to ny so I can be close to my daughter