The affordable housing lottery has launched for 161-01 89th Avenue, an eight-story mixed-use residential building in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by Amie Gross Architects and developed by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development‘s Affordable Independent Residences for Seniors and the Supportive Housing Loan Program, the structure yields 69 residences with on-site support services for the formerly homeless and disabled. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 27 units for senior residents at 40 to 50 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $0 to $47,750.
Residents will have access to a shared laundry room, gym, party room, recreation room, storage, and green space including an outdoor terrace. Units include energy-efficient appliances and air conditioning. Tenants are responsible for electricity.
At 40 percent of the AMI, there are nine studios with a monthly rent of $522 for incomes ranging from $20,400 to $38,200. At 50 percent of the AMI, there are ten studios with a monthly rent of $683 for incomes ranging from $25,920 to $47,750 and eight studios with a monthly rent of $0 for incomes ranging from $0 to $47,750 for applicants who qualify under Section 8 housing.
Individuals or households must have at least one household member who is 62-plus years of age at the time of application and meet the income and household size to apply for these apartments. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than November 22, 2021.