Corona Gets First Affordable Housing For Seniors In 30 Years

Tomorrow, the first affordable senior housing development in Corona in some three decades will begin accepting lottery applications.

That after the $35 million HANAC Corona Senior Residence, 54-17 101st Street, is putting on its finishing touches.

The development is a part of the 2014 Willets Point benefits package that recently retired City Council Member Julissa Fereras-Copeland negotiated.

Of the Senior Residence’s 68 units, 46 will be leased through the lottery. In all there are four studios and 42 one-bedrooms available, with two of the studios and three of the one-bedrooms renting in the 40 percent area median income bracket and two of the studios and 39 of the one-bedrooms renting in the 50 percent AMI bracket. In both cases, eligible residents will be paying a rent adjusted to makeup 30 percent of their income.

Single-person households are eligible for the studios and one- to two-person households are eligible for the one-bedrooms. Depending on the unit being applied for, applicants must be making no more than $38,200 a year. Those with no income are eligible.

As well, applicants must have one household member 62 years old or older. A percentage of units will be set aside for mobility-, vision-, and hearing-disabled applicants.

The building boasts a resident community room, laundry room, outdoor recreation area, high-tech security system, seated showers, rail-bars, and on-site social services provided in partnership with neighborhood senior centers.

The building is smoke-free and there is no broker or application fee to apply. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online through NYC Housing Connect no later than March 14, 2018.


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