One Flushing Housing opens lottery for 231 affordable housing units

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One Flushing Housing opened its lottery last week, accepting applications for its 231 affordable units up for grabs in the heart of downtown Flushing.

The One Flushing Development located at 133-45 41st Ave. in downtown Flushing, will be a multi-generational community, offering low- and middle-income family and senior housing, according to Asian Americans for Equality.

“One Flushing builds on AAFE’s long-term commitment to expand affordable housing options and create equitable communities in New York’s immigrant neighborho­ods,” said Doris Koo, interim executive director of AAFE, June 28. “This innovative project will provide desperately needed low- and middle-income housing, including low-income senior housing, on-site wellness and educational programs, vibrant community programming, and new opportunities for Flushing’s small businesses to flourish.”

One Flushing -- slated to open in January -- offers units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms that are available to households earning between $20,675 to $157,300. It will also include a 156-space public parking garage, 15,000 square feet of community space, and 25,000 square feet of retail space. AAFE will provide a wide range of services for seniors at One Flushing -- health care, adult day care, education programming, exercise opportunities, and one-on-one social services.

Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, kids’ play room, a gym, landscaped rooftop terraces and a rooftop farm for residents. The roof also contains a massive 134kW solar array, the largest on any multi-family development to date.

“At long last, our community has the opportunity to apply for a 100 percent affordable housing development right in the heart of downtown Flushing,” said Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing).

The transformative development - adjacent to the Flushing-Main Street LIRR Station and around the corner from the Flushing-Main Street 7 train subway stop - is the result of a partnership between AAFE, the Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee and Monadnock Development.

“HANAC is proud to be a part of this model and intergenerational housing development with AAFE and Monadnock,” said John Kaiteris, HANAC executive director. “It will provide services and amenities, including an adult day care, weatherization services, and retail businesses that will not only serve the tenants, but the entire greater Flushing community.”

Interested individuals may apply online at or write to request a paper application and advertisement at: One Flushing Owner LLC, PO Box 705, Knickerbocker Station, New York, NY 10002.

Online and paper applications are available in English, Arabic, Chinese Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

Online applications must be submitted by Aug. 28. Completed paper applications must be sent to the P.O. Box address indicated on the application, postmarked by the application deadline date. Paper applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants may not submit more than one application per household.

Reach reporter Carlotta Mohamed by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4526.

Posted 12:00 am, July 15, 2018
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John from Whitestone says:
What a joke. More houses for all the freeloading. Illegal immigrants
July 15, 10:49 pm
Anon2 from USA? says:
Agree with John 100 %,only non English speaking people will be residents!!

Welcome to America- land of everything for freeII
Veterans and Senior Citizens of USA,get screwed!!!
July 16, 12:08 pm
Theydontcare from Queens says:
Agree with the commentors above.
That's what's going to happen. They should give people who were born in NYC and veterans first pick of affordable housing. Then if any is left over, then open it up to others. You say you want people to move out of their parents basements but the only way to do that is to give them pick of affordable housing first. The city doesnt care about citizens.
July 16, 1:29 pm
Breathe Easy from Queens says:
Glad to see NYC has provided another 100% smokefree multiple housing building available in One Flushing Housing.

But the health and safety benefits of living in a smokefree apartment building should not be limited to residents in NYCHA and new affordable housing units - it should be a fundamental provision for all who live in apartments in NYC.
July 17, 12:35 am
Eve from Flushing says:
John and Anon2's racially-tinged comments above show how xenophobic those two individuals are. It's clear what type of people they are. Please, get it through to your head that people of color whose first language isn't English can be U.S. citizens as well.
July 18, 9:14 pm
Sk398 from Queens says:
Two of my friends got picked for other lottery apartments, one in the upper west side, and they are both Italian Americans, with grandparents and great grandparents all born and raised in America. I, also an Italian American with great grandparents born and raised in America, am also applying to this. It’s a random lottery, therefore if you apply and stop complaining you could possibly also get selected. Affordable housing is excellent for students and graduate students who have just graduated and need to be picked up off their feet. A significant amount of affordable housing is in fact for born and raised Americans, because we need it too, so think before you speak.
Aug. 2, 1:18 pm

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