Affordable Housing

Housing lottery launches for 25 rent-stabilized apartments in Jamaica, Queens

  • New Yorkers who earn $68,572 to $198,250 are eligible to apply and rents start at $2,000 for a studio
  • The pet-friendly building has a gym, rooftop terrace, parking, and in-unit washers and dryers
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By Celia Young  |
April 4, 2024 - 9:30AM
a rendering of the seven-story building at 88-36 139th Street.

A rendering of the seven-story building at 88-36 139th St.

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Housing lottery applications are open for 25 rent-stabilized apartments at a new development in Jamaica, Queens. New Yorkers who earn $68,572 to $198,250 are eligible to apply, depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $2,000 a month for a studio.

The pet-friendly building at 88-36 139th St. has a gym, roof terrace, recreation room, in-unit washers and dryers, and parking. It’s located near the Jamaica–Van Wyck subway station, where you can catch the E train; and the Sutphin Boulevard station, serving the F train; and Long Island Rail Road's Jamaica station. 

Developed by hospitality company The Briad Group, the building replaces a former Wendy’s Parking lot, according to Department of Buildings and Department of Finance records. The seven-story property holds 81 units total, according to ZD Jasper Realty, which purchased the building from Briad in 2023, according to property records.

The inside of one of the bedrooms at 88-36 139th Street.

The inside of one of the bedrooms at 88-36 139th Street.


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The apartments are set aside for New Yorkers earning up to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI)—a metric that depends on the number of people you live with. Currently the AMI for New York City is $113,000 for a two-person household. The apartments available include studios as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments. 

A rendering of the inside of one of the units at 88-36 139th Street.

The inside of one of the units at 88-36 139th Street.


NYC Housing Connect

There are 15 one-bedroom apartments available for households earning from $80,572 to $165,230. The rent for these apartments is $2,350. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than June 3rd.

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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Celia Young

Senior Writer

Celia Young is a senior writer at Brick Underground where she covers New York City residential real estate. She graduated from Brandeis University and previously covered local business at the Milwaukee Business Journal, entertainment at Madison Magazine, and commercial real estate at Commercial Observer. She currently resides in Brooklyn.

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