Affordable Housing

An affordable housing lottery opens for 144 apartments in Woodside, Queens

  • Applicants with a household income of $55,886 to $115,280 are eligible and rents start at $1,511
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By Emily Myers  |
March 30, 2023 - 9:00AM
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There are 76 one-bedroom apartments available via the housing lottery for Woodside Central.

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications are open for 144 newly constructed apartments at Woodside Central, 46-09 69th St. and 46-10 70th St., in Woodside, Queens. Applicants who earn $55,886 to $115,280, depending on the size of the household, are eligible. Rents start at $1,511 for a studio.

The available apartments include studios, one, and two bedrooms. 

Applicants need to be earning 80 percent of the area median income (AMI) to qualify for these apartments. AMI depends on how many people you live with. Currently the AMI for New York City is $106,800 for a two-person household.

The pet-friendly building also has bike storage lockers, a shared laundry room, a gym, dance studio, and an outdoor terrace. Additional amenity fees may apply. 

Rendering of apartment building in Queens

A rendering of the building in Woodside, Queens, where 144 rent-stabilized apartments are available via the lottery. 


NYC Housing Connect

Tenants are responsible for paying electricity bills, including the electric stove, heat and hot water. 

The nearest subway station is 69th St-Fisk Avenue for the 7th train. 

The developers have set aside 50 percent of the rent-stabilized apartments 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 May 22nd.

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 stability 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 four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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