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‘Affordable’ Housing Lottery Opens in Astoria, 1 Bedrooms Go for $2,049

25-22 30th Dr. (NYC Housing Connect)

Nov. 10, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Ten apartments in a newly-constructed building in Astoria are up for grabs through the city’s affordable housing lottery.

The units, located at 25-22 30th Dr., include studios that will go for $1,600 per month with one-bedroom units renting for $2,049.

Applicants have until Nov. 25 to apply and units will be awarded to qualified tenants via a lottery. The lottery is for households that earn up to 130 percent of the area median income

The building, which has 7 stories and 31 apartments, is located two blocks west of the 30th Avenue subway station, which serves the N and W trains.

The new building features a shared laundry room, a rooftop terrace and a gymnasium. All units come with a dishwasher, high-end countertops, energy-efficient appliances and air-conditioning.

There are two studio apartments available for $1,600 per month for individuals making between $54,858 and $103,480 per year and two-person households earning up to $118,300.

There are eight one-bedroom apartments available via the lottery, which will be rented at $2,049 per month. To qualify individual tenants must earn between $70,252 and $103,480 per year. Households of two are permitted to make up to $118,300 per year and households of three can go up to $133,120.

Tenants are responsible for paying for electricity–which covers heat, hot water and the electric stove.

Preference will be given to applicants who are already residents of New York City, with additional preference given to those with mobility, vision, or hearing impairments.

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

An image taken from inside one of the units at 25-22 30th Dr. (NYC Housing Connect).

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My husband wants me to stop working and be a stay at home mom so we can qualify for affordable housing. My rent is more and childcare is super expensive.


Its affordable if you are coming from Manhatten or Brooklyn. Not so much if you live in Queens. I know that rents are much cheaper in Qns and that is why people move here. Its not as “trendy” to say that you live in qns. People now know qns as being the epicenter of the pandemic due to so much coverage at elmhurst hospital in the beginning. Negative stigma that only time will overcome.


@Hejin- You’re mistaken. I have lived in Queens for over 60 years. Queens has always had a reputation of being a safe stable place to live. Brooklyn and Manhattan both saw a large downturn in many neighborhoods not all but quite a few. There down turns involved high crime, urban blight and flight. North East Queens is always very highly ranked if not the top in NYC statistics. Just look it up.

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Everything is “affordable” if you have the money. It’s a rather subjective term.


Oh how I wish they will stop labeling this ridiculous small apartments “affordable “, it’s not by far …. it’s really a insult to hard working people..


I’ll keep my mortgage, maintenance and rest of my bills and STILL be under what you consider affordable.


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