Friday, February 1, 2019

New Woodside luxury apartment building's mandated affordable housing units start at $1,890

Jackson Heights Post

More than 20 apartments are up for grabs in a new affordable housing lottery for a soon-to-be completed development along Queens Boulevard in Woodside.

J&J Tower, a nine-story project at 46-02 70th St., is offering 23 apartments ranging from studios and two bedrooms, starting at a monthly rent of $1,890 a month and going up to $2,530.

The units are available to households earning 130 percent of the Area Median Income.
Five studios are available to households of up to two people, with two available at $1,890 and three going for $1,920. The latter three studios require a household income between $65,829 and $95,030 for a single-person household to quality, and goes up to $108,550 for a family of two.


That's right, there are studios that are accepting applications for two people. And the max is at 100,000?  It's clear what this affordable housing is being offered to in this area and how unobtainable it is to, let's say, 80% of this city's citizenry.


Anonymous said...

I looked at the price to one of these "affordable housing" things. I was making 54000/year at the time and it was my daughter, husband and I and I seen that for 3 people (2 bedroom apartment), I made too much money to apply for flushing housing but I was in just the right income areas to apply for housing in the rockaways. But who wants to bring a teenage girl to live only 4 blocks away from the project housing over there? Eventually. I found a job that pays me more and moved to long island. The requirements to live in flushing for 3 people (2 bedroom) was the most 40k per year. The income requirements make no sense. And why do I have to make more income to live in a not so great area where there is no reliable public transportation? They go from one extreme to another extreme. Thank goodness I moved.

Anonymous said...

You got to be kidding me if the city allows developers to charge $1890 for an “affordable” rental unit. And what they don’t tell you is that you pay your own water and heating in these units! This isn’t affordable - it’s market rate. These politicians are scamming everyone in believing that are holding developers responsible by mandating then to rent affordable units!

Anonymous said...

What's with this minimum income part? We too poor to be allowed to live there?

Anonymous said...

The thing that gets me is the Queens Media, the Queens Civic Congress (what is that? good question, but they certainly enjoy their all important annual party with the politicians), and every Queens community board, and every Queens elected official see this garbage about 'affordable housing' and never ever says a peep about that bullsh!t.

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck on luxury in Woodside.

kapimap said...

Not affordable at all. I have applied to many apartments,

$2300 for a 2 br is not another apartment project, family of 3 must earn over $150k per year.

The good deals seem to be in the Bronx or Brooklyn,in the deep hood!

georgetheatheist said...

"What's with this minimum income part? We too poor to be allowed to live there?"

Yes. Get thee to NYCHA.

Sunnyside Al said...

Get an off-the-books job, march down to social services (with a de Blasio pin onyour lapel, of course!) and demand a luxury room at the swankiest shelter— I mean hotel—in the city.

You working stiffs are still trying to make an honest living; no room for that in this town!

TommyR said...

It is to laugh. Ha.