Aug. 4, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
An affordable housing lottery has opened for 23 units in a new building in Woodside – with rent starting at just under $1,200 per month.
The apartments are located in a newly constructed nine-story building on the corner of Queens Boulevard and 51st Street. The mixed-use building, located at 43-46 51st St., has 75 apartments in total and includes 8,600 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
The 23 income restricted units are a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The units are available to households earning 80 and 130 percent of the area median income (AMI) through the lottery.
There are 14 units available for people earning 80 percent AMI.
The units include two, studio apartments available for $1,197 a month for one or two people who earn a combined annual income of between $43,612 and $85,440.
There are eight, one-bedroom units on offer for $1,509 a month to households of one to three people who earn 80 percent AMI – which equates to a combined income of between $54,618 and $96,080 annually.
The four remaining units for those on 80 percent AMI are all two-bedroom units. The apartments are available for $1,820 a month to households of two to five people who make between $66,172 and $115,280 combined annually.
Meanwhile there and nine units available in the building for people making 130 percent AMI.
The units include six, one-bedroom apartments on offer for $2,350 to households of one to three people who make between $80,572 and $156,130 annually.
The remaining apartments consist of three, two-bedroom units on offer for $2,850 to households of two to five people who make between $97,715 and $187,330.
A breakdown of the full income requirements is below. The lottery does not provide a preference – or a set aside – for residents of Community Board 2, which covers Woodside, Sunnyside and parts of Long Island City.
The building comes with several amenities including a gym, a rooftop terrace, a shared laundry room, and bike storage.
In addition to rent, tenants are responsible for paying for electricity. The landlord is responsible for gas, heat and hot water.
To apply for the affordable housing lottery, fill out an application online or mail a self-addressed envelope 43-46 51st St. Marketing c/o UHAB 120 Wall St. 20th Floor, New York, NY 10005 to receive a paper application.
The deadline to apply to the housing lottery is Oct. 4
A bathroom inside an apartment at 43-46 51st St. in Woodside (Photo: Queens via NYC Housing Connect)