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New ‘Affordable’ Housing Lottery Opens in Woodside, Rents Start at $2,285

52-22 Roosevelt Ave.(Photo: Queens Post June 2019)

Aug. 27, 2019 By Allie Griffin

Three units in a newly construction Woodside apartment building are now open through the city’s affordable housing lottery and applicants must make nearly $80,000 annually to qualify. 

One one-bedroom unit and two two-bedroom units are up for grabs at 52-22 Roosevelt Ave, a building boosting stainless steel appliances, an in-unit washer and dryer, a dishwasher, storage room and even a rooftop deck. 

The building is located at the site where Mexican restaurant La Adelita once stood.

The one-bedroom unit is available to households of one, two or three people and costs $2,285 a month. Applicants must make at least $78,343 annually and at most $124,930 for an annual combined household income of three people to qualify for the one-bedroom unit. 

The two-bedroom units are priced at $2,650 a month and are available to households of two to five people. To qualify for the lottery, applicants must have an annual combined household income of $90,858 to $149,890. 

The building is next to the 7 train, and is near the Q32, Q60 and Q104 bus routes. Tenants are responsible for paying all utilities besides hot water, which is included in the rent. 

The deadline to apply is Sept. 18. 

While the units are given out to eligible applicants through a lottery, some preference is given to applicants with vision, mobility and hearing disabilities. No preference is given to residents of Community Board 2.

To apply, click here.

 

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56 Comments

Dan m

Maybe just maybe blasio boy is on the take. This is not affordable for any New Yorker. let’s see what kind of affordable housing his kids live in for 3 grand a month with 4 roommates. shame on us.

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Anonymous

Did affordable get a new definition that I missed ?

This actually some of the more signs to come leading to a market crash. Ready to buy? Hold tight and you will soon be able to get the best bang for your buck/investment.

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Dan m

Maybe just maybe blasio boy is on the take. This is not affordable for any New Yorker. let’s see what kind of affordable housing his kids live in for 3 grand a month with 4 roommates. shame on us.

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Check it out, guys!

My mortgage and maintenance is better than this!!! Haha!

Affordable housing this!

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Nina

Totally ridiculous. Someone has lost theirmind. This is affordable to whom. These sly discriminators are just too much. An average income person making even $18.00- 20.00 per hour couldn’t afford this, who would want to spend their money there anyway even if they could afford it! Buying a house would be a better idea.

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reddkarli

Nobody gonna buy this shit but the rich white people they need to think about all the dam poor people instead of making 80,000 what about the people who not making nothing y’all people is hell

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MARK

Got to say as how much I disagree with the rent for apt that right on top of train station . Charging this kind of rent will keep the rif rafs out of area and ensure law abiding citizens to move in. But then its Roosevelt Ave and so much noise from that bar across the street which is nothing but trouble & drugs . Good luck to whoever going to move into this rooftop deck with a view of train station . hahahe

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Reply to BR

At least Manhattan has a view . This bldg sits on on top of train station. They boast it has a outdoor deck . Wow to sit and look at the 7 train and hear the noise.
Get out .. I move to a better area. Woodside is getting slummy

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BR

Many of you need to wake up.
In today’s NYC, affordable rent is in the $2,000 range.
Same apartment in Manhattan would be $4,000 (at least)

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Reply to BR

At least Manhattan has a view . This bldg sits on on top of train station. They boast it has a outdoor deck . Wow to sit and look at the 7 train and hear the noise.
Get out .. I move to a better area. Woodside is getting slummy

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ERIN

Not for a 1 bedroom apartment for 3 people and I bet the square footage sucks. For that amount a person can have TWO mortgages. Here in MN I pay $1300 for a two bedroom and two bathrooms and real patio where I can see the streets and the beautiful view of the woods NOT a train, crackheads, rats, and alcoholics IJS.

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Woodside homewoner

I make half of 80k- and live in my own house and pay my monthly mortgage which is half of that ridiculous rent. I dont care if they had gold for a toilet seat I would never ever pay over 2k for a crappy apt on top of train station . I hope it stays empty . Roosevelt Ave is such a turn off .

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Dade County tenant

For less than that, Brickle seems to be a nicer place, and you get a new mall and a much nicer, cleaner place! Now, how ’bout that!

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Anonymous

I think the builder came through and dropped a 👎 on everone that called this b/s what it is… B/s

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Nevermind Me

Are you kidding me? I’m paying $2300 for my two bedroom co-op which includes mortgage, maintenance, parking spot and storage. What the hell??

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Sunny day

Disgusting!
And they call that ,affordable housing ?
Bunch of corrupts !
The Rich is more rich every days, and the poor are sleeves who never get the chance to have their own place to live !!!! The Rich cannot be rich if it wasn’t because the poor clean their dirt!!!
And the poor build their mansions with their bare and tired hands !!!
They call that affordable housing !!!
Bunch of corrupts !!!

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Frustrated

3 people in a 1 bdrm apt? $2,285.00 per month for “Affordable Housing” I come from two really large families with most of us having adequate jobs and 99% would not make enough to qualify for this affordable housing. Raising minimum wage to $15.00, where it has been implemented, DOES NOT mean ANYONE can afford to have their housing allotment quadrupled or more. I made a fair wage at my job and live in a very modest household and I still use almost 60% of my paycheck for housing which is higher than every budgeting person suggests you use. How am I supposed to share a 1 bdrm apartment with 4 people so I can afford it and then get told we “make too much money” to occupy it! It’s never-ending red tape jump thru hoops sorry we can’t help you hoohah!

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shawn

Affordable housing for whom when is affordable mean 1-2 bedroom rent more than a house mortgage it is another way of picking whom they what to rent to another form of discrimination if you are low income this is discrimination to the fulliest. Affordable housing is paying less than 1000.00

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Stephen L

What a joke, low cost apartments my ass. Most city employees can’t even qualify for them….! And the corrupt owners get a tax break for it, that just a rip of of tax payers money….!

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Saperstein

Who would want to live there? Its disgusting, its dirty,the train, and its allowing up to 3 people in a one bedroom. 2 parents and a kid right? BS itll be 3 adults. All lowlifes. Id rather rent a apartment in a private well kept house and pay the same or less

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Christina Pattee

So the wealthy Chinese fentanyl and meth manufacturing magnates who have been laundering their dirty money with our residential real estate aren’t interested in this property?

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Says who?

2200+ dollars a month for rent is considered affordable housing???? Says who???

Ain’t no one with nycha is gonna swing that!

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Deb

So that’s an affordable rent and struggling folks are making only $80k? How DO they manage??

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Blame the State

I complain about this a lot, but I found out that the state sets these standards. So we as a community should yell at the state (people in Albany), for setting these unrealistic rent ceilings.

Please don’t give my hard earned tax dollars to these developers, only to make the rent too damn high, specially to an area where the median rent for a 1 bedroom is less than 2,200.

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State government sucks

Participate in more local elections and elect leaders in Albany who define ‘affordable’ as we truly see it. Otherwise we are screwed and this will continue to happen.

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VelvetKnight

Whoa, that’s awesome. Just by qualifying for a lottery and getting incredibly lucky, I could get a one-bedroom apartment that only costs…

*checks notes*

…the top price of any other one-bedroom in the neighborhood.

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clara

Affordable? Not for everyone. And the building is going to be very loud since its right on the outskirts of the noisy train station on the 7 line. oh my!

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bxgrl

I grew up next to an El and when that thing went by you couldn’t hear anything else. But that was then and this is now – I bet this building has soundproof windows.

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Affordable is just a word

Thanks for that affordable prices!
Now landlords in the area would try to match the price! No more 1br apts under 2.2k per month.

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Tax Breaks for this!

According to the link in the article (https://a806-housingconnect.nyc.gov/nyclottery/AdvertisementPdf/841.pdf):
“his building is anticipated to receive a Tax Exemption through the 421a Tax Incentive Program of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.”

According to NYU’s Furman Center (https://furmancenter.org/neighborhoods/view/woodside-sunnyside), the median household income for Sunnyside/Woodside was $68,644 in 2017.

Apparently, one needs to be in the wealthier half of this community to even apply for these few apartments.

Charge whatever you want for rent, but I don’t think you should get any tax breaks for ‘affordable units’ if your affordable units are not affordable to the community.

What a croc of s***.

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Ugh

This is the same logic I understood, but the state is setting these standards. We need to notify them what really is affordable in our neighborhoods. I also believe that they don’t take neighborhoods into consideration, they just take the median income of the entire city to be qualified.

I feel like the community board should be able to override these kind of projects just because it has a high impact on our neighborhood.

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Mac

I guess preference should go to those applicants with vision and hearing disabilities since they could tolerate being on top of the ugly noisy subway el.

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Sunnyside_Native

Ridiculous! Now let’s see who’s going to pay such exorbitant rent to live on top of the 7 train????? Bring back Danny Boy’s Pub!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where everybody knew your name, and you could always have a damn good time!

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Sunnyside Post Visitor

Will take high rent paying hipsters over drunks in front of pubs any day any time.

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Sunnyside_Native

Probably haven’t a clue about the Danny Boy’s reference, because if you did, you’d know it was not that kind of an establishment.

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Live in mansion

Yep you really need to be deaf so you hear no noise from #7train in order to enjoy your apt built on top of the train station .To pay almost 3k for room with no view . The whole bldg looks so ugly – it doesnt fit the block. And there is really no stores to shop except for Rite Aid. Need a nice bagel & coffee shop

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Woodside resident

What kind of peace & quiet will you get from being right top of train that constant running and view of the train stop UGH ?? I would never ever pay that much for area that is problematic and right down the street to homeless shelter .

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JO

I wonder how the applications are going. Do people actually apply? and if they don’t get any, are they allowed to go market rate or what happens?

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Greedy Landtards

Economists are predicting that a recession is coming soon. Good luck renting out those apartments when it hits genius landlords.

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Cj dupuis

Enough and they wonder why there are a dozen mire fsmilies with chuldren who do work and cant get a roof over then

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Sunnyside Sam

That guy is a joke. VanBramer accepted real estate / developer money for almost a decade. Now he thinks it’s dirty money…AFTER voters caught on. It’s the same with Amazon. He wrote letters BEGGING them to come to Queens…then did a backflip when the community protested. It is sickening. People, it’s on us to look at people’s records…NOT JUST what they say.

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Anonymous

JVB has been getting real estate kick-backs since he took office in 2009 and that is the truth.

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Money is money

I mean politicians need money to run for office, so either you pay them or big industry will.

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