Affordable Housing

An affordable housing lottery closes soon for 122 apartments in Forest Hills, Queens

  • Eligible applicants must earn from $28,252 to $231,700 and rents start at $738
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By Emily Myers  |
February 2, 2023 - 9:30AM

There are three buildings making up the Apex Place complex, which is composed of studios, one, two, and three bedrooms.

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications close shortly for 122 newly constructed apartments at Apex Place, 108-60 Horace Harding Expressway, in Forest Hills, Queens. Eligible applicants must earn from $28,252 to $231,700 depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $738 for a studio.

The available apartments include studios, one, two, and three bedrooms and there's a big range in the area median income (AMI) requirements for applicants. AMI depends on how many people you live with and the current AMI for New York City is $106,800 for a two-person household.

At Apex Place there are 32 apartments for people earning 50 percent of the AMI and 28 apartments for those earning 70 percent.  The rest of the apartments are for New Yorkers earning 110 percent and 140 percent of the AMI. 

This is the third and final building of three developments making up the Apex Place complex. The pet-friendly building is close to Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Queens Zoo. The nearest subway station is some distance, at 67th Avenue and Rego Park for the E, R, and M lines. 

The complex has landscaped grounds and the place is packed with amenities including bike storage, parking, electric vehicle charging stations, a shared laundry room, a media and party room, plus a playground and children's playroom. There's also a senior center and an outdoor terrace. 

The apartments all have dishwashers, and high-end, energy-efficient appliances. Tenants are responsible for paying electricity bills, which includes the electric stove.

The developers have set aside 50 percent of the rent-stabilized apartments for for applicants who already live in the area. Another 5 percent of the apartments will be preferentially given to NYC employees. A small percentage of the apartments are also set aside for residents with mobility, vision, and hearing needs. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than February 11th. 

If you’re interested and think you might qualify for one of these apartments, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect. For details on this particular lottery, click here. Don’t apply more than once, or you could be disqualified.

Winning a rent-stabilized apartment can be life changing: Rent increases are capped and lease renewals are automatic, providing long-term affordability for NYC renters. Need more information on how the housing lottery works? Check out “6 steps for applying to NYC's affordable housing lottery.”

For some advice from successful applicants read “How to land a rental apartment through NYC's affordable housing lottery.” And if you or someone you know is having trouble with the application process, consider reaching out to a housing ambassador in the community.

Note: Brick Underground is in no way affiliated with New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development or the Housing Development Corporation. If you are interested in applying to these or other affordable housing developments, please go to NYC Housing Connect for information and instructions.

Have you successfully won an apartment through the affordable housing lottery? If you have first-person advice to share about the process, we’d love to hear from you. Please send us an email. We respect all requests for anonymity.


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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She writes about issues ranging from market analysis and tenants' rights to the intricacies of buying and selling condos and co-ops. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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