The first affordable housing development in Corona, Queens, in over three decades is set to launch the lottery on 46 units tomorrow. Known as the HANAC Corona Senior Residence, the building is located at 54-17 101st Street.
City officials broke ground on this development in October 2016, and the development was made possible through the efforts of then City Council member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, who ensured its construction as part of the agreement on the Willets Point development.
The Corona building has a total of 68 apartments, though only 46 are being offered through the lottery system. The rest are reserved for vulnerable seniors. The apartments are open to New Yorkers 62 years of age and older, and making up to $38,200, depending on the size of the apartments. Units here come in studio and one-bedroom variants, and residents will pay 30 percent of their income toward rent.
Residents at the building will have access to a community room, laundry, social services including wellness programs, and an outdoor recreation area.