Apply for 200 rent-limited rentals in Far Rockaway, starting at $522/month

Courtesy of the New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development

In the Queens neighborhood of Far Rockaway, a brand new mixed-use building with lots of amenities launched an affordable housing lottery this week. Located at 10-47 Beach 21st Street, the 10-story building features 224 low-rent apartments, a restaurant, daycare and children’s center, and vehicle and bicycle parking. New Yorkers earning 40, 50, 60, and 100 percent of the region’s median income can apply for apartments, ranging from $522/month in a studio to $2,121/month in a three-bedroom.

The project, built on a previously underutilized city-owned site, falls under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s rezoning of Far Rockaway, approved by city council in 2017. The building is just one part of the plan to bring more affordable housing, better pedestrian space, a new library and improvements to the area’s stormwater drainage system.

Developed by The Community Builders and designed by Urban architectural initiatives, Beach 21st Street features 224 100% affordable mixed-income housing units, 10% of which will be reserved for formerly homeless New Yorkers.

In addition to the on-site community facility and retail space, the building provides residents with laundry facilities, a fitness room, and a rooftop ocean view. A common room opens onto a landscaped terrace. Additionally, there is a new plaza at the front of the building which has community gardens and a children’s play area. It’s about a block from the A train.

Beach 21st Street peaked in February. “The Rockaways are the embodiment of New York’s strength and resilience. This neighborhood deserves affordable housing, accessible streets and community spaces, and I’m proud to work with partners across government to deliver that,” de Blasio said in a press release following the completion of the building.

“A recovery for all of us means making this city more affordable than ever and investing in the communities that have been hit hard by this crisis.”

Eligible New Yorkers can apply for affordable housing up to February 10, 2022. Fifty percent of the units are reserved for residents of Queens Community Board 14. Full details on how to apply are available here. Questions regarding this offer should be directed to NYC’s Housing Connect service by dialing 311.

If you don’t qualify for the listed housing lotteries, visit’s no-cost rental page for other apartment deals in the city.


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