Affordable housing lottery opens in Kew Gardens, rent starts at $1,522 a month

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A total of 13 affordable units are up for grabs at the Metropolitan Senior Apartments in Kew Gardens, with monthly rents ranging from $1,522-$1,937.

Rendering courtesy of NYC Connect

The affordable units are part of an 8-story mixed-use building at 132-77 Metropolitan Ave. In total there will be 40 residences in the building, with 27 being market rate.

The city has opened a lottery for the 13 affordable units. Two of them are studio, eight are one-bedroom and three are two-bedroom. All 13 affordable units are for residents earning 80% of the area median income (AMI).

The area median income for the studio units range from $55,578-$90,400. The AMI for the one-bedroom units range from $59,520-$101,680. The AMI for the two-bedroom units range from $71,246-$122,000.

The studio units are meant for up to two people. The one-bedroom units are meant for up to three people. Two-bedroom units are for between two and five people.

Amenities at this building include washers, dryers and dishwashers in each unit, high-end kitchen appliances and countertops and finishes, energy-efficient appliances, air conditioning, smart controls for heating and cooling, high-speed internet, online options for leasing, paying rent and making maintenance requests and patios and balconies. The building will also have a gymnasium, a media room, a spa, a recreation room and a rooftop terrace.

Other features include security cameras, a virtual doorman, gated access, a recycling center, package lockers, an accessible entrance, an intercommunication device, an elevator, covered parking and assigned parking spaces. The building is smoke-free and pet-friendly. It is located near schools and paths for walking, jogging or biking. There is also access to public transportation nearby.

Prospective renters are required to meet the income and housing size requirements in order to apply. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by Feb. 16. For more information on the building and to apply, click here.