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Score a $494 Studio Apartment in Downtown Jamaica

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | August 17, 2017 4:18pm
 Eighty-eight apartments are available at 92-61 165th St. in downtown Jamaica through the city's affordable housing lottery.
Eighty-eight apartments are available at 92-61 165th St. in downtown Jamaica through the city's affordable housing lottery.
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NHS Development Corporation

QUEENS — More than 80 affordable apartments — some starting at $494 a month — are up for grabs in a new building in downtown Jamaica.

The newly constructed 14-story building at 92-61 165th St., near Archer Avenue, was developed by Jamaica-based NHS Development Corporation in partnership with The Arker Companies and Slate Property Group. 

The building features a number of amenities, including a laundry facility, outdoor courtyard, recreation room and bicycle storage, according to the listing on the NYC Housing Connect website.

Located near York College and Home Depot, the building is within walking distance of the Jamaica Center subway station and will also include retail space on the ground floor, according to the developer's website.

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Those earning 40 and 60 percent of the area median income can apply for 24 studios, 13 one-bedrooms, 46 two-bedrooms and five three-bedrooms, which are priced between $494 and $1,182 a month, depending on income and size of the family.

The listing includes five studios that will rent for $494 a month and will be available for single people who earn between $18,823 and $26,720 ayear, as well as 19 studios that will rent for $788 a month and will be open for singles making between $28,903 and $40,080 a year.

Three one-bedroom apartments for $532 a month will be available for singles and two-person households earning between $20,195 and $30,560 a year.

Another 10 one-bedrooms will rent out at $847 a month for singles and two-person households making between $30,995 and $45,840 a year.

There will also be nine two-bedroom apartments for $647 a month for families who earn between $24,172 and $38,160 a year. Another 37 such apartments will rent out for $1,025 a month for families making between $37,132 and $57,240 a year.

Lastly, there will be one three-bedroom apartment available for $745 a month for families who earn between $28,115 and $44,280 a year, and four such apartments for $1,182 a month for households making between $43,098 and $66,420 a year.

Fifty percent of units will be reserved for residents of Queens Community Board 12.

To see the complete list of available apartments in the building, as well as their prices and income requirements, visit here. Those interested can apply by mail or online through the city’s Housing Connect system. Applications are due by Oct. 16.