Affordable Housing

Housing lottery launches for 40 apartments in Ridgewood, Queens

  • Applicants who earn $94,286 to $198,250 are eligible to apply and rents start at $2,750
  • The apartments include in-unit washers and dryers, dishwashers, and air conditioning
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By Celia Young  |
July 27, 2023 - 9:30AM
A rendering of 1607 Woodbine Street.

A rendering of 1607 Woodbine St.

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications are open for 37 rent-stabilized apartments at a new development in Ridgewood, Queens. New Yorkers who earn $94,286 to $198,250 are eligible to apply, depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $2,750 for a one-bedroom.

The pet-friendly building at 1607 Woodbine St. has a gym, outdoor terrace, recreation room, and a parking garage. It’s located next to the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenue M and L train station. 

Arch Companies topped out the 17-story building last year, and expects to receive a tax benefit under the city’s 421-a affordable housing program for its rent-stabilized units. The property, also which uses the alternate address of 358 St. Nichols Ave., has 133 residences in total, featuring amenities such as in-unit washers and dryers, dishwashers, and air conditioning.

The interior of a 1607 Woodbine St. apartment.

The apartments are set aside for New Yorkers earning up to 130 percent of the AMI—a metric that depends on how many people are in your household. Currently the AMI for New York City is $113,000 for a two-person household. The apartments available include studios as well as one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. 

There are 37 one-bedroom units available for households earning from $94,286 to $165,230. The rent for these apartments is $2,750. 

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than Sept. 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 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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