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48 ‘Affordable’ Units Up For Grabs in LIC Housing Lottery, Studios Go for $2,156

45-57 Davis St. (NYC Housing Connect)

Nov. 19, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Forty-eight apartments in a newly constructed building in Long Island City are up for grabs through the city’s ‘affordable’ housing lottery — but only for those who make at least $73,920 a year.

The building is located at 45-57 Davis St. and includes a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units. The units cost upward of $2,156 a month through the lottery.

Residents must make 130 percent of the area median income to be eligible for the lottery.

There are 12 studio units available for $2,156 a month to households of one to two people who make between $73,920 and $118,300 combined annually.

There are 32 one-bedroom units available for $2,245 a month to households of one to three people who make between $76,972 and $133,120 combined annually.

There are 12 two-bedroom units available for $2,710 a month to households of two to five people who make between $92,915 and $159,640 combined annually.

Lastly, there is one three-bedroom unit available through the lottery for $3,122 a month to households of three to seven people who make between $107,040 and $183,300 combined annually.

A breakdown of the full income requirements is below.

Housing Lottery Requirements for 45-57 Davis St. (NYC Housing Connect)

The building offers residents a number amenities including a shared laundry room, dishwashers in unit, a gym, outdoor recreational space, an elevator and children’s playroom. Some units also have balconies.

Nearby transit includes the E, M, R, N and W trains.

In addition to monthly rent, tenants are responsible for paying for electricity, which includes the cost of heat and hot water.

45-57 Davis St. (NYC Housing Connect)

The deadline to apply for the lottery is Jan. 19, 2021. Mailed-in applications must be postmarked by that date.

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

Those eligible can apply to the housing lottery online here.

To request an application by mail, send a self-addressed envelope to: Tax Solute Consulting C/O 45-75 Davis St Apts. 185 Marcy Ave Suite #3-3A, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

As a result of participating in the affordable housing lottery, the building owner will receive a tax break.

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This is NOT Affordable

Unbelievable, affordable for who? Rich people, where’s the housing for
the average working guy? seniors? who makes that kind of money?
I live on a SS ck . I guess seniors on SS are just POOR. where’s the housing for the guy making 15 an hour.? SO TIRED OF THESE ARTICLES

But that isn't affordable housing.

I my mortgage, maintenance and all stationary monthly bills still are less than this. (Including coned and spectrum).


No, not on these units. They took tax breaks in agreement for offering “affordable” units. $2000+ for a studio can hardly be classified as affordable even for someone making $73k a year.

Still less

Than my mortgage, maintenance, and nearly all my stationary monthly bills.

I’m gonna keep on keeping on.


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