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Units Start at $1,490 in New Corona Affordable Housing Lottery

Three units are available for the 57-27 Granger Street housing lottery.

May 8, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

Three units are up for grabs in a new affordable housing lottery that has opened for a building in Corona.

The available units, located inside 57-27 Granger St., consist of one, 1-bedroom unit and two, 2-bedroom units.

The newly constructed four-story building itself is located near several bus lines including the Q38, Q23, and Q58.

The single one-bedroom unit is priced at $1,490 per month, and is available to households between one and three people. Individuals applying for the unit must make between $51,086 and $97,110. Households of two can have a combined salary up to $111,020, and households of three can make up to $124,930.

The two-bedroom units will cost a few hundred dollars more at $1,801 per month. Households between two and five people in size are eligible to apply, with all households needing to have a minimum income of $61,749. Eligible income is capped at $149,890 for households of five.

While tenants will be chosen through a lottery system, some preference will be given to those with vision, hearing and mobility disabilities.

Tenants will be responsible for all utilities. The deadline to apply for the lottery is May 17.

For more information and to apply, go to New York Housing Connect.

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JHeights my whole life

1490$ a month for a one bed room a mile away from the train station and in order to get it you have to be chosen from thousands of other applicants. This is like a bad reality show. Who defines what affordable is? I would really like to know what they are thinking and if they have any idea what the lower income residents lives are like. New cops and bus drivers don’t see 51,000 a year so how is the cleaning guy at the mall or a car parker at a la guardia airport rental place supposed to live there? This is why many of the landlords in our area break the law and redesign their houses for maximum occupancy. This is why 12 people live in a studio.

Juan Garrido

Spend the 300 bucks a month more move to Astoria Middle village . Don’t have to worry about the traffic up and down the hallway all hours of the night and mystery guests popping up .

Doesn't seem affordable...

The salary minimums/maximums aren’t realistic for the type of people that have no choice but to live in Corona, the majority are working class or living in poverty.

This may be a new building, but doesn’t change the fact that it’s in a dumpy neighborhood.

Future Resident

Hey nice terrace. That’s great for storing all my crap, and hanging my wash on.

What are you peolpe still here?

1,490 to live in Corona? Hard pass. Live a few states to the south and you can get a three bedroom condo with pool, tennis court, gym and two parking spaces for that.

...looking for an affordable apartment to rent

That’s good and all but it’s all about location location location. It sucks though. Parking is horrible around here


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