You might! The key to figuring out if you qualify for affordable housing is to know if your salary falls within the range that the development has already predetermined. This is based on a percentage of the Area Median Income (AMI). The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets AMI for the greater NYC Metropolitan Area (New York City, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties). The 2017 AMI for a family of 3 in the New York region was $85,900. Therefore, a family of three in Old Astoria who earned $68,720 in 2017 qualified for an affordable housing unit that required 80% of AMI.
Keep in mind that if you make as little as a dollar over or under the predetermined limits you do not qualify for affordable housing.