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35 affordable units in Jackson Ave. development become available

22-22 Jackson Ave.

22-22 Jackson Ave.

Sept. 12, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan

Applications have opened for 35 affordable housing units that are contained within a luxury Long Island City building.

The developer of the artsy 22-22 Jackson Avenue building has opened up applications for the affordable housing units, with studios costing as little as $850 per month for low income workers. The high-end building is located across from MoMA PS1 and began renting in June.

The 11-story structure has a total 175 units, with the 35 affordable units hitting the minimum 20 percent required to take advantage of the now-defunct 421a tax abatement. The building’s designer described the box-style façade as blurring the line “between functional design and a work of art” earlier this year.

The building also has a fitness center, rooftop deck, an indoor swimming pool with a skylight and a communal lounge area.

Applicants meeting the affordable housing requirements have until November 9th to apply for apartments in the building through the city.

Of the 35 affordable apartments, there are 10 studios available for $850 per month to those with an income between $29,143 and $38,100 per year.

There are 16 one-bedrooms available for $913 per month to individuals making between $31,303 and $38,100 annually or two people with a combined in come of $31,303 to $43,500 per year.

There are also six two-bedrooms available for $1,105 per month, and three 3-bedrooms for $1,274 per month.

Non-affordable housing units in the building range from $2,195 per month for studios to $5,195 per month for three-bedroom units.

Exact requirements and details on how to apply for the affordable apartments can be found at:

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Why can’t e build more affordable housing than Luxury housing. Maybe then NYC will be affordable to most and not just the well off. I am sure people will comment otherwise that can afford these luxury buildings.

Astoria Resident

I have a different bitch and complaint for you. I’m not wealthy enough to have the luxury of living in a luxury, waterfront, building and I wonder about a culture who is hell bent on enabling people not to better themselves. I’m wondering why I can’t live in a luxury building with gorgeous views of Manhattan when I earn a decent salary, but not decent enough to live there. Once again, the middle class gets screwed.

Astoria Resident

I have a different complaint. I earn too much to qualify yet not enough to be able to afford a luxury waterfront apartment on my own. I wonder about a culture that is hell bent on enabling people not to better themselves and just give them something they did not earn. So over NY liberal policies.


sounds like you’re ready to become a homeowner and begin building equity…go for it…somewhere there is a homeowner’s market that fits your needs


exactly. where is the f$$king middle ground for these affordable apartments.

they give people who have a family of 4 living off one income the advantage and opportunity for affordable housing……


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