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New Affordable Housing Lottery Opens in East Elmhurst, Rent Starts at $2,185

Development at 104-22 Astoria Blvd. while under construction (Google Maps)

Nov. 14, 2019 By Allie Griffin

A new affordable housing lottery has opened in East Elmhurst with rents starting at $2,185 a month.

Through the lottery, three apartments up for grabs in a newly constructed building at 104-22 Astoria Blvd. One one-bedroom unit is available for $2,185 a month and two two-bedroom units are available for $2,635 a month.

The one-bedroom unit is open to households of one to three people who make between $74,915 and $124,930 combined annually. The two-bedroom units are available to households of two to five people who make between $90,343 and $149,890 combined annually.

A full breakdown of the income requirements to enter the housing lottery is below.

The building has a laundry room with a coin-operated washer and dryers and is nearby the Q19, Q23, Q48 and Q66 buses.

Tenants of the building will be responsible for the electricity bill, which covers heat, hot water and the stove, in addition to monthly rent.

While the units are given out to eligible applicants through a lottery, some preference is given to applicants with vision, mobility and hearing disabilities.

The deadline to apply to the lottery is Dec. 6, 2019. Those eligible can apply online here.

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What a joke, one after another, they claim it’s “Affordable housing” if you earn six figures? Sorry NYC< there's MANY MORE PEOPLE WHO EARN BETWEEN $30,000-50,000 and we need housing options more than those who earn 6 figures!!


Those who may be selected are those who have changed the landscape of neighboring communities already. This is a ploy suggesting it’s open to all. We already know. And another “affordable” unir will be built, and another, etc.


How dare they call that affordable. And $74,000 minimum annual salary is hardly working class. Looks like another case of money laundering.


Anonymous-History has shown “cellar dwellers” destroy neighborhoods and drain local resources. Fact!! Also basement apartments are more dangerous than zoned residential dwellings.


Im confused which is the affordable part? Why is there even a lottery? Isn’t this every apartment in the area

Muriel Mercier

You pay for your Heat + hot water + electric!…gas on top of the rent never mind the bus where is the near subway station!?? Don’t see a great deal.

Sam Sweets

There’s no such animal as affordable housing in N.Y for one bedroom apt you’re asking 2,135 a month so that’s affordable to who ? Then you’re talking Elmhurst FOH !!!

Queens Watcher

Why would people pay more than $2k to live in East Elmhurst, with a simple google search people can find apartments for less than $2k in Forest Hills and Rego Park


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