The lottery process for an affordable housing complex for seniors in Corona officially began on Jan. 10.
HANAC Corona Senior Residence, located at 54-17 101st St., features 68 units that are income-restricted and 21 units reserved for vulnerable seniors. It is also the first affordable housing site for seniors built in Corona in more than 30 years.
Officials broke ground on the building in 2016 and touted its energy-efficiency standards, which will limit the building’s energy consumption by approximately 75 percent. These strict standards will result in lower utility bills for tenants and lower operating costs for owners, officials said.
The studio and one-bedroom units range from $26,720 to $38,200 with residents paying 30 percent of their income.
The Hellenic Action Neighborhood Committee will provide seniors with a social service coordinator and health screening program to prevent avoidable hospitalizations. A preschool will also be constructed on the site by the School Construction Authority. The building also features a shared rear yard with a vegetable garden, seating and tables for residents and a children’s natural play area.
The deadline to apply for an apartment is March 14. To apply online, visit nyc.gov/housingconnect.
You can request an application by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to: HANAC Corona Senior Residence, P.O. Box 249, 135 S. Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094.