Affordable Housing

A housing lottery closes soon for 10 waterfront apartments in Astoria, Queens

  • Rents start at $2,250 for a one-bedroom apartment
  • Eligible applicants must earn from $77,143 to $187,330
By Emily Myers | December 15, 2022 - 9:35AM

A rendering of 9-24 Main Ave. where 10 apartments are available through the housing lottery. 

NYC Housing Connect

Housing lottery applications close soon for 10 newly constructed apartments at 9-24 Main Ave. near the waterfront in Astoria, Queens. Eligible applicants must earn from $77,143 to $187,330, depending on the size of the household. 

There are five two-bedroom units, which can accommodate up to five people, available to households where the income is 130 percent of the area median income (AMI). This varies depending on how many people you live with. Currently the AMI for New York City is $106,800 for a two-person household. The rent for these apartments is $2,675.

The one- and two-bedrooms apartments are offered with one month free on all new leases. 

The building is close to the waterfront and the Astoria ferry terminal. The nearest subway is 30 Avenue for the N and W lines. The building is better served by the bus network, including the Q19 and Q103. 

There's a shared laundry room and all apartments have dishwashers, high-end appliances, high-speed internet, and smart controls for heating and cooling. Tenants are responsible for gas stove and electricity, including heating. There's a garage, as well as lockers for deliveries. Additional fees apply for parking and use of the laundry machines. 

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


Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a senior writer, podcast host, and producer at Brick Underground. She studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, and graduated with a MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. As host of the Brick Underground podcast she has earned three awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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