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Lottery Opens For 59 Affordable Units in Hunters Point Building Starting at $2,098

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May 18, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Applications are now open for dozens of affordable units at a new development on Hunters Point Avenue in Long Island City.

The housing lottery at 11-39 49th Ave., a 12-story, 194-unit building, features 23 and 26 studio and one bedroom units, respectively, with a few two and three bedroom options.

Studios begin at a monthly rent of $2,098 for single-person households with an income range between $71,932 and $95,030. A single person with an income between $77,178 and $95,030 can also score a one-bedroom unit for $2,251 a month.

One-bedroom units are also available for two-person households for incomes between $77,178 and $108,550.

Two-bedroom units, of which six are available, start at $2,714 a month. To qualify, an annual minimum income of $93,052 is required for at household size of at least two, with a maximum income of $135,590 for 4-person households.

Three-bedroom units, available to household sizes of three to six people, will have a monthly rent of $3,131. To qualify for one of the four units, a minimum income of $107,349 is required.

The new building includes amenities like bike storage, card-operated laundry rooms, a gym, a rooftop, and a lounge, all of which require additional fees to access.

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. A small percentage of the units, however, will go to mobility-disabled applications and those with vision or hearing disabilities.

Applications are due no later than July 25, and can be submitted online or by mail. For instructions, see the affordable housing notice.

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26 Comments

Anonymous

I’ve lived within Long Island City for 20+ years in the only part that remains affordable. I lived here when it was industrial and no one wanted to live here. Now, all I see is the changed landscape and new buildings coming up every year- majority of which are ONLY market rate. For someone who is a life-long LIC resident, it’s appalling to me that buildings are available for those at 130% of the area median income when people who have lived here for many years, are being displaced and priced out of our own neighborhoods. People at 130% area median income do not need this level of assistance. There are many at lower income levels that are deserving of these opportunities.




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LICfly

The building facade is also hideous.. like 3 designers could not agree on a concept and they decided to combine all 3. This should be priced in and neighbors subsidized for having to look at everyday.




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LIC RESIDENT CONCERNED

This unaffordable rent is more than my mortgage with taxes and insurance combined.




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JAMES EDSTROM

Well this could not have been built without Jimmy Van Bramer on board. Once again the community was sold out, this is by no means affordable. This disgusting and not right. When will these politicians learn if it is not really affordable for the community, just refuse and look elsewhere for a builder. Van Bramer keeps selling us all out, time and time again. Where are my garbage cans for our streets Jimmy and Our red lights on Borden and Center. We are still waiting and you promised me personally. Do I have to keep writing stories OR run against you for Queens president? I can raise more money than you to run with just a few phone calls? Are you going to do you job here in Hunters Point South instead of just posing for photos, looking like you do something? COMPLY NOW JIMMY VAN BRAMER! Someone will be killed on this corner…




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Trump air

James Edstrom- Sometimes it’s better to want than to receive. We got garbage cans and they were overflowing daily with household trash pizza boxes and people cleaning their cars after a weekend getaway. I took photos of the filth and sent it to JVB, the cans needed to be removed and were. You want “affordable” housing go checkout the Queensbridge Houses, Ravenswood, Astoria Houses and Woidside Houses. Like I said it’s sometimes better to want than to receive.




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LIC RESIDENT CONCERNED

JVB is best friends with the Mayor they are are only looking out for themselves and I invite all to vote against him in any public office he wants to hold in city govenment. He is a farce and represets himself and a few in the Sunnyside Garden neighborhood where he lives to keep it the way it’s always been, isolated and protected. He was instrumental in securing over $3 Million in funds to purchase a lot from a developer “Phipps park” in Sunnyside once again to the benefit of his close neighbors and we on the South Side get homeless shelters. Vote him out next time he runs for public office.




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Ms. Annoyed

Really?! Who approved and labeled these units affordable? Having a roof over your head and no food in your mouth does not make this affordable.. How do they get away with this…




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Anonymous

Are you sure this is for low income people? I cannot even afford to pay $8000 for a single bedroom. Give me a break!




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Syed

Why is the government subsidising housing for upper middle class? I’m assuming the developers get tax break for these apartments. I think the government should pay for housing for the very poor only.




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Charles L. Rhoden

The source of the definition:
affordable…had to emerge out of the mind of a bureaucrat/politician/out-of-touch but “rational” creature from a parallel universe.




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Dolores Daniels

I’m retired low income where do I live. Please help hunters pt . Affordable housing .




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Anonymous

Its not affordable at all,
Its not for people who’ve been here waiting for affordable apartments.




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Bobbie

Still to expensive rent for people making 40,000 & below a year. You call this affordable housing….for Who? The upper income people!!!!




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Luis

Shirley:
Get a job and stop complaining. Just because you suffer from bad foot odor don’t be bitter towards everyone else!




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LIC Authenticity is dead

Stay out of REAL LIC residents business sir. Clearly you’re dumb enough to pay $2g’s for a studio.




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Anonymous

Unless you have wealthy parents subsidizing you or live off of your investment portfolio, there is no way in hell that it is affordable to pay $2250 a month rent for two people earning even the maximum allowable $108K. Everyone who earns a paycheck and has to survive in New York knows this. If this city is serious about helping actual workers trying to make a life here, either raise the cap on allowable earnings or slash the rent or both.




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MRLIC

The heck with “HIGHER INCOME” people. The reason for the homeless crisis of which NYC is #1 in the USA is lack of REAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING . Not this garbage to keep the lower incomes out of their Ivory Towers.




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Ali

Who at $93k a year as a lone parent needs this help?
Just reopen and build more Section 8 housing. Enough of these tax breaks for developers.




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gdfgfs

It’s “Below market rate”. Because LIC is mostly new apartments that are being filled with higher income people the median income of the region is too high for the formula used with affordable housing.

For LIC it should be set AT the median income, not 130% the median income.




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Yvonne A Moore

This is not affordable housing. There are too many families and single adults living in the shelter system, and too many single adults sleeping in the streets, and in the subway system to be bragging about apartments that are unaffordable. There should be a law that mandates at least 30 percent of the apartments are designated for folk with low income. The greed, lack of concern, lack of empathy, and lack of housing subsidies are contributing to the demise of New York.
Try posting apartments that folk can afford, and add to eliminating homelessness. There are folk who are employed with or without families who are homeless due to the overcharged rents. Nowadays you have to have a family size of a village in order to afford an apartment in any of the so called affordable housing.




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