A new affordable housing lottery has been announced at 44-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Queens where 100 affordable units at the new Beach Green Dunes development will be made available to qualified applicants. Lottery details and application can be found through NYC Housing Connect or at the Beach Green Dunes website.


Beach Green Dunes is a new, $32.5 million development from Bluestone Organization and Triangle Equities. At seven stories, the passive building with environmentally conscious features and energy efficiency will feature studios, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units. All units will be for income-qualified candidates, ranging from those earning 50, 60, and 90 percent less than the area median income. Rental prices range from $653 for a studio to $1,597 for a 3-bedroom unit. See the chart below for a complete list of income qualifications.

Rockaway beach development

The new housing complex is part of the Resilient Edgemere Community Planning Initiative’s effort to rebuild communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Beach Green Dunes was built to sustain severe weather conditions along the Atlantic coast. Amenities include on-site resident manager, dishwashers, green terrace and fitness center. Laundry and central air are also features.

To request an application by mail, send a self-addressed envelope to: Beach Green Dunes, 90-11 160th St. Suite 100 Jamaica, NY 11432. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than Feb. 6, 2017.