Affordable Housing

Snag a brand new Long Island City apartment—with up to 3 bedrooms!—for $1,274/month tops

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Long Island City's new rental building, 2222 Jackson Avenue, has lots of luxury perks, like a residents lounge (with WiFi), a landscaped roof deck, and year-round indoor pool. The apartments have Bosch appliances, window walls, HVAC central air systems, and more.

While in most cases it'll cost you a pretty penny for this kind of living (a one-bedroom recently rented for $3,185, according to StreetEasy), there are 35 apartments reserved as affordable housing. They range from $850 studios to $1,274 three-bedrooms. 

As always, there are income requirements, ranging from $29,143 (for a single person in a studio) to $63,060 (for families of six in a three-bedroom). But there's no broker fee or application fee, and you can apply at New York Housing Connect or by mail. To request an application by mail, send a self-addressed envelope to: 2222 Jackson Ave c/o: The Wavecrest Management Team, 87-14 116th Street, Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Only send one application per development. Do not submit duplicate applications. Applicants who submit more than one application may be disqualified (online and by-mail would be considered two applications). Applications are due by November 9, 2016.

Note: Brick Underground is in no way affiliated with New York City public housing. If you are interested in applying to this or other affordable housing developments, please go to the NYC Housing Connect website for information and instructions.