Affordable Housing Opportunity for Senior Citizens

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall is urging eligible seniors to take advantage of an affordable housing opportunity in Flushing.

Marshall said that applications are now being accepted for newly constructed, affordable, rental apartments, located at 137-39 45th Ave. Apartments range from studios with a monthly rent range from $474 to $751 to one bedroom apartments that range from $511 to $808.

The 91-unit building is being constructed under the Low Income Affordable

Marketplace Program (LAMP) of the City’s Housing Development Corporation and the Low Income Rental Program of the City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

At least one member of the household must be 62 years of age or older. Applicants will also have to meet income guidelines and other criteria.

Occupancy of the Selfhelp KVII Apartments is expected to take place in October.

Marshall advised anyone interested in applying for an apartment to send a postcard to Selfhelp KVII Apartments at 140-16 45th Ave., Flushing, N.Y. 11355. Completed applications must be returned by regular mail only to a post office box number listed on the application and postmarked no later than Sept. 12.

Applications will be selected by lottery with current and eligible residents of Community Board 7 in Flushing receiving preference for 50 percent of the units.

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