Jan. 22, 2019 By Nathaly Pesantez
More than 20 apartments are up for grabs in a new affordable housing lottery for a soon-to-be completed development along Queens Boulevard in Woodside.
J&J Tower, a nine-story project at 46-02 70th St., is offering 23 apartments ranging from studios and two bedrooms, starting at a monthly rent of $1,890 a month and going up to $2,530.
The units are available to households earning 130 percent of the Area Median Income.
Five studios are available to households of up to two people, with two available at $1,890 and three going for $1,920. The latter three studios require a household income between $65,829 and $95,030 for a single-person household to quality, and goes up to $108,550 for a family of two.
Six one-bedroom units are also available for households of up to three people, and are split into two units at $2,150 a month and another four at $2,230 a month.
A single person needs to earn between $73,715 and 95,030 to quality for the $2,150 unit, with the maximum going up to $122,070 for a three-person household.
The minimum income to qualify for one of the $2,230 one-bedroom units is set at $76,458.
The remaining 12 units in the lottery are two-bedroom apartments for household sizes of two to five people, and are also divided into monthly rents of $2,475 or $2,530.
Four two-bedroom units are available for the monthly $2,475 price tag, and require a minimum income of $84,858 to qualify. A two-person household must earn no more than $95,030 to be considered, with the range boosting to $146,510 for a five-person household.
The eight two-bedroom units require a minimum income of $86,743, and hit a maximum of $108,550 for a family of two and $146,510 for a five-person household.
The application is open to all, with New York City residents receiving a general preference for the apartments.
A preference for a percentage of the units goes to applicants with mobility and vision and hearing disabilities.
To apply, visit NYC Housing Connect and follow the instructions on the lottery notice. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than March 15.
Work began on the 74-unit building, once the site of a auto shop, in 2015.