Saturday, March 20, 2021

"Affordable" luxury public housing coming to Ozone Park


 Queens Chronicle

The city Department of Housing and Preservation is accepting applications for what it has deemed an affordable housing lottery at 86-15 Rockaway Boulevard, a four-story residential building in Ozone Park.

The 13,900-square-foot development designed by Lu Ning Architecture contains 20 units — six of which are available on NYC Housing Connect for residents at 130 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $54,858 to $159,640 per household.

The offerings include one studio apartment with a $1,600 monthly rent for incomes ranging from $54,858 to $118,300, and five two-bedrooms with a $2,000 monthly rent for incomes ranging from $68,572 to $159,640.

Prospective renters must meet income and household size requirements to apply for these apartments. Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than March 23.

The building is receiving a tax exemption through HPD’s 421a Tax Incentive program. The pet-friendly apartments will feature hardwood floors, energy-efficient appliances and patios or balconies. Amenities include garages, a virtual doorman, storage, a bike room, a recreation room, a central laundry room and community events and classes.




Anonymous said...

Public housing has always been about the ruling elite's preferences for population replacement aka ethnic cleansing. See the book Slaighter of Cities by e michael jones Fidelity Press for a scholarly and eloquent investigation of the subject.

Anonymous said...

Affordable - why does everyone have a straight face when they mention $150,000 - stop wasting our time!

Anonymous said...

At this point in time, mayor dumbdumb can keep his shitty affordable housing plan. The only way you will have affordable housing anymore is to stop foreign investors from buying our houses over here and turning them for a profit or allowing them to be rented out by 5 families. You want to make housing affordable again? Stop the bullshit and stop the house flippers from buying property here and actually allow families who live here to actually afford homes here.

Anonymous said...

Where is this exactly ? Was there a gas station at this site? Is it on the same block as Romanelli Funeral Home or is it across Rockaway Blvd on the other side?

JQ LLC said...

Romanelli is 2 blocks east on 89th. It's been a while, but I think there used to be a business there that sold cement and other construction materials. And it's on Rockaway Blvd a block from the 101 ave intersection

What's amazing about this is that usually these buildings with these rents pop up in Bushwick, Greenpoint or Williamsburg. And Housing NY buildings usually start at least at 40% and not above 100%.

Anonymous said...

at 130 percent of the area median income

Nothing says 'affordable' like 30% more than the average person makes.

And they're getting a @#&$ tax break for this? We're basically paying so they can build this and sell it to people who make way more money than we'll ever see.

JQ LLC said...

@Anon re 30 an tax break

And the city is offering these higher income earners a discount to rent here.

This 421a deal looks as botched as the Rivington House deal.