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Application period for Hunters Point South has begun

Hunters Point South buildingOct. 15, 2014 By Christian Murray

The application period for the apartments at the Hunters Point South Development went live today.

The application forms can be filled out on line at New York Housing Connect  (, which requires applicants to provide details such as their income and apartment sought.

Those interested have until December 15 to submit an application.

There are 925 apartments up for grabs, with 186 apartments available to those applicants who fall into the “low income” bracket. To qualify as low income, an applicant seeking a studio cannot make more than $30,000—while a family seeking a 3 bedroom unit must earn less than $50,000 per year.

For those who qualify for the “low income” bracket, the rents would range in price from $494 per month for a studio to as high as $959 for a three bedroom.

However, the limits are significantly higher for the 738 “moderate income” apartments on offer. The maximum income permitted to be eligible for a studio is a little over $130,000, while the maximum household income for a 3 bedroom unit is about $225,000.

The rents for “moderate income” earners will range from $1,561-$1997 for a studio, $1,965-2,509 for a one bedroom, $2,366-$3,300 for a 2 bedroom and $2,729-$4,346 for a three bedroom.

Preference will be given to applicants who live within the Community Board 2 district, which covers Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City.

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affordaLOL housing

while the housing may be seen as an ‘affordable’ option to people who may qualify, LIC is not a ‘low income’ neighborhood, particularly where these buildings are going up. The people truly in need of low income housing also likely require low priced options for food and household necessities, of which there are none nearby.


Although I agree with you, don’t forget some of these low income people/families also get food stamps…
I personally have learned that I should start working an hour a day so that I can qualify for all these goodies the city has to offer.

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While it’s great that the “moderate income” rental ranges are slightly lower than the current LIC market rental rates, families with income ranges of 50k to 80k are screwed here.

For example, a family making a little more than $50k (which qualifies for the studio), to pay for the studio it will cost ~$2k/mo. After taxes and other expenses, their take home checks will be ~$35k. $24k will be spent in a year on just renting the studio. Doubt these families don’t want to spend more than 1/2 their monthly take home checks on rent.

The rich will cruise by as usual. Those in poverty will be taken care of by the govt – healthcare and housing for little to no money. The middle class is the struggling group yet again. Lovely…


I don’t understand… I look through the apartments and I see that the salary range for a one bedroom or studio will jump from 20-29k to 55k and up. What about all those people who make in between those brackets? Are you telling me that a person who makes 55k will have a harder time finding an affordable apartment than someone who may make a little over 40k?


this is AFFORDABLE housing??????? I must be unaccountable for any housing in this city not poor enough or make just a little to be considered for low housing!


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