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Applications Open for 3 ‘Affordable’ Units in LIC, Rent Starting at $2,201 a Month

10-44 Jackson Ave. (middle). Via Google Maps.

Aug. 31, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Applications have opened for what the city deems to be affordable housing units within a Long Island City building.

The housing lottery covers three units—one studio and two one-bedrooms— at 10-44 Jackson Ave., a six-story, 10-unit development in the Hunters Point neighborhood. The units are set at 130 percent of the Area Median Income.

The studio, for example, is available for $2,201 a month for household sizes of up to two people. The income requirements begin at $75,463, and go up to $108,550.

The one-bedroom units are available for $2,320 a month for household sizes of up to three people. The starting income needed to qualify begins at $79,543, and goes up to $122,070.

The development includes an elevator, Wi-Fi, a roof terrace, and laundry room.

The applications are open to all, with a general preference for those who live in New York City and no special preference for Community Board 2 residents. Some preference, however, is given to mobility-disabled applicants and those with vision or hearing disabilities.

To apply, visit Housing Connect online. Applications can also be sent by mail by following the instructions on the housing application flyer.

Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than Sept. 20, 2018.
The developer is expected to receive a tax exemption as part of the city’s 421-a program, where the city gives a tax break to builders in exchange for providing some below market-rate rental units in the development.

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24 Comments

MRHYPOCRITE

It’s hilarious you have no idea that “powers that be (Developers) getting the tax break (tax dollars subsidizing developers) ” EXACTLY describes what Trump is doing.

You fell for it, AND you’re complaining about it? What a sheep.

The only thing you can do is personally attack me, because you know I’m right. There’s NOTHING you can do to disprove me.




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LIC Neighbor

That is why you have families tripling up in homes throughout the neighborhood, one family homes with 15 people living in them, sub-divided rooms and basements with triple bunk beds rented out by the shift in this neighborhood where a 2 family home is going for $1,.3 million!!! How can a young family aspire to purchase a home these days and create a community and pride in their homes?? What you have are speculators, investors parking there money here in real estate, renting the homes for cash. My next door neighbors about 20 of them living in a two family, huge amounts of garbage coming out of the house, people coming and going you don’t know who your neighbors are anymore. The home owned by an LLC that stopped paying it’s mortgage 2 years ago, but the Russian guy on the LLC still collecting the rent from the multiple families piled in like sardines into the home which is a fire trap– one day will be on the news.




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BarneySun

Our Wonderful city planners and officials, are doing a great job (at linning their corrupt poockets)




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MRLIC

The FAKE MRLIC wrote the Sept. 1, 2018 comment on Trump and Manafort. My take on this is the powers that be (Developers) getting the tax break (tax dollars subsidizing developers) shoulod make real affordable apartments available.




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MRHYPOCRITE

Agreed, the powers that be, like the developer you voted for for president, are giving huge tax breaks to greedy developers. How could you be so gullible?




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GuyinLIC

$2,200 is affordable units? I guess most people in New York make $75,000 or more these days huh? It must be because $2,200 is affordable lol. I guess this is the definition of affordability nowadays, but i guess for LIC it is affordable with rental being $3,000+.




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Anonymous

This is not affordable Apts, people are making at least 40,000.00 a year if not less, affordable is something like 900.00 for 2 bedroom & 700.00 for 1 bedroom & 600.00 for studio!!!!




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MRLIC

Affordable?! Not everyone is as corrupt as Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort and just has millions of dollars laying around. I wish as was as lucky as he was, minus being found guilty of 8 federal financial crimes. Also, Hillary’s emails are worse than all the federal crimes committed by Trump’s cabinet.




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MRLIC

Maybe I should set my Nikes on fire because I’m so easily offended.

Oh wait, that’s what Trumpeters do.




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People

Protest in different ways for different reasons. Both sides (remember the grab your wallet movement) do it. However you bring up trump for any old reason. The article could be about a new bagel spot and you’ll some how throw in a trump comment. Don’t let politics consume you




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Lisa

How is that affordable? You have so many low income residents who would love to live in one of the new bldgs but can’t afford it. I wonder what formula you use to consider what is affordable. The city is making it very difficult for low income residents to remain in the neighborhood, but I guess that is their plan, to displace minorities!




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Joey from down the block

You have so many low income residents that want to live on the upper east side, south beach in Miami, Beverly Hills CA, etc. While we’re at it, I’d like a new Mercedes or maybe a Rolls Royce too.
Whether you are a minority or not, very few people can live anywhere they want. Stop playing the race card and figure out how to improve your life in other ways so that you and your children can get more of what you aspire for.




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Ugh

The more you people pay for these apartments the less affordable the entire city becomes. I guess you don’t care because you make 6 figures? Not everyone has the capacity to do that. So they stay in dilapidated apartment while landlords who want to charge more for crappy apartments try to push them out. You’re a part of the problem. Congratulations.




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young man

The vast majority of dilapidated apartments are owned by the City of New York.
If a private landlord ran buildings like NYC does, the private landlord would be fined into bankruptcy.
Or are you just calling the apartments “crappy” and “dilapidated” because they don’t have doormen, gyms, or central air conditioning?
$2200 is not a bad price for someone who can afford a luxury apartment, if you cannot afford it, there are plenty of nice, non luxury apartments in LIC and in surrounding neighborhoods and Bill DiBlasio will see to it that they stay inexpensive by giving rent stabilized tenants zero percent or one percent rent increases again next year.

You write like someone who missed out on getting a rent stabilized apartment (since tenants rarely leave them and are allowed to pass them down for generations) or maybe you are just someone who blames the world for all of your problems.




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MRLIC

Ugh-You are so right. These well off people pay fabulous prices (overpriced) to live in these Luxury Palaces) and raise everyone else’s rent around them. Look at Yankees games ,$1,500 for a behind home plate box seat. (1 game Price) (This seat was $2,500 when the stadium opened up 10 or so years ago.) I guess people did not pay $2,500. People who have to have the new I-Phones at $1,000 a pop. The Gotta have it generation of Follower/Zombies ruins it for the people that can’t afford these things. The Landlords and Sports teams cater to the people with money. In NYC we are now a city for the rich. Thanks Mike Bloomberg and now Bill DumBlasio and Gov. Corruption Cuomo. All DumB-O-Crats by the way,




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well said

Yeah the greedy develoepers like Trump keep building luxury condos for the rich and giving tax breaks to the rich, making NYC a city for the rich.

Can you imagine anyone in the middle class being gullible enough to vote for him?!




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Frank

If a low income resident would like to live in one of these units, the said low income resident should first become a higher income resident. If unable, then too bad. I would love to have a private jet take me places, but I don’t have the money to do so and accept that.




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brooklynmc

Say what you want but NYC is still the best city in one of the best countries in the world.




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