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Queens apartments as low as $738 a month in Forest Hills neighborhood

Beth Torres

Here is an opportunity to live in what some say is New York City’s “most enchanting neighborhood.” NYC Housing Connect has launched an affordable housing lottery for Apex Place Phase 2 in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens. This lottery includes some great deals, with 14 of the 122 apartments listed available to qualified winners for under $1,000 a month.

The deadline to apply for this lottery is February 10, 2023. See below for details on how to apply.

Apartment availability, rents, income requirements

There are 122 apartments available in this lottery, including studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units.

Rents are listed below as ranges, with the exact rent based on a qualifying household’s size and total annual income as a percentage of area median income, or AMI. Eligible income “brackets” for this lottery are 50%, 70%, 110%, and 140% of AMI. For more specific income information see the Apex Place Phase 2 webpage.

Ten (10) studio apartments, for households of one or two people, will rent for $738 to $1,705 per month.

Forty (40) one-bedroom apartments are available. Households of one to three people are eligible for these. Monthly rent varies from $930 to $2,142.

Sixty-two (62) two-bedroom apartments. These will rent for $1,110 to $2,582 per month. Households of two to five individuals qualify for these.

Ten (10) three-bedroom apartments, for households of three to seven people. These will have monthly rents ranging from $1,274 to $2,545.


Information regarding responsibility for utilities is limited to the following, from the Apex Place Phase 2 page linked above:

“Tenants are responsible for electricity, including cooking range.”

Contact NYC Housing Connect or the property developer for more information.


The newly constructed building at 108-60 Horace Harding Expressway in Queens is smoke-free and pet friendly. Amenities include:

  • Shared laundry room
  • Parking Garage *
  • Community room
  • Storage lockers *
  • Children's playroom
  • Yoga/dance studio
  • Media room
  • Party room
  • Roof decks
  • Playground
  • Senior Center
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Security cameras

* Additional fees apply

How to apply

The deadline to apply is February 10, 2023. You can apply online or by mail. You can apply for more than one lottery, but don’t apply to the same one more than once or you may be disqualified. You can request an application by mail or apply online here.

Is Forest Hills truly enchanting?

This walking tour of Forest Hills starts out with what looks like a great meal at a sidewalk café. The neighborhood does look interesting.

Is this a good opportunity? 

Comments on some of my other housing lottery articles have suggested that some of the neighborhoods involved were less than ideal. How about this one? I realize that neighborhoods can vary, but Forest Hills does look great in the video. Leave a comment if you want to voice your opinion.

There is still a fair amount of time to apply for this lottery, so be sure to share this article with friends or family who might be interested. Follow me for more articles like this one, and if you liked it, please “like” it!  Thanks!

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