Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for The Kira at 153-19 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens

The Kira at 153-19 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens via NYC Housing Connect

The affordable housing lottery has launched for The Kira, a 21-story mixed-use building at 153-19 Jamaica Avenue in downtown Jamaica, Queens. Designed by GF55 Architects and developed by SMJ Development with BFC Partners and New Destiny Housing, the structure yields 69 residences and 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 69 units for residents at 80 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $57,326 to $85,920.

The Kira at 153-19 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens via NYC Housing Connect

The Kira at 153-19 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens via NYC Housing Connect

“The Kira is an incredible project that is addressing our city’s dire need of affordable housing,” said Joseph Ferrara, principal of BFC Partners. “In partnership with Juan Barahona of SMJ Development, we are excited to begin providing accessible and safe living spaces for New Yorkers regardless of income or economic status.”

Amenities include a landscaped outdoor terrace, fitness center, children’s playroom, and laundry facilities on each floor. There is also a community center, a recycling center, and an on-site resident manager. Units come with name-brand appliances and finishes, air conditioning, energy-efficient appliances, and dishwashers. Tenants are responsible for electricity.

At 80 percent of the AMI, there are 37 studios with a monthly rent of $1,599 for incomes ranging from $57,326 to $76,400 and 32 one-bedroom units with a monthly rent of $1,708 for incomes ranging from $61,406 to $85,920.

Prospective renters must meet income and household size requirements to apply for these apartments. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than December 14, 2021.

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10 Comments on "Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for The Kira at 153-19 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens"

  1. Interested in a 1 bedroom

  2. I need application where I have to apply

  3. How do you apply for your affordable housing list

  4. Stephanie Melton | October 14, 2021 at 4:03 pm | Reply

    Where can receive an application information for all new apartment buildings.
    163-05 archer ave. 161-01 89th ave. 148-37 88th ave. Jamaica Qns NY

  5. Will like an application, do you have a link ?

  6. I will like to have an application

  7. Jonathan A Rivera | October 15, 2021 at 3:55 pm | Reply

    Affordable my ass!…this is how gentrification begins and we get kicked out of our own neighborhoods because of stuff like this.our new mayor needs to know about this crap,it’s disgusting and I have a city job,all I do is work.

  8. Fyi
    You have to apply for application on websites Housing Connects
    It will list all apartments n lottery
    If you believe in lottery

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