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Affordable Housing

  • View HPD's affordable housing page for rental lotteries and opportunities throughout the five boroughs. HPD and its partners use city subsidies and other financing tools to make these apartments affordable to low-, moderate-, and middle-income individuals and families.
  • Visit NYC Housing Connect, a highly useful web portal that allows you to search and apply for affordable housing opportunities in New York City. On the site, you can learn how to apply for affordable housing; view current and upcoming housing opportunities; and apply to housing options for which you may qualify.
  • Go to the website of the NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC), which offers developments that are currently accepting applications for available apartments

Subsidized Housing includes Mitchell-Lama middle-income apartments, low-income Public Housing under the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA), and apartments financed with Section 8 Certificates and Vouchers administered by NYCHA and the NYC Department of Housing Development & Preservation (HPD). In general, public housing is reserved for low income families and there is a long waiting list. However, depending on your family's characteristics and where you want to live, the waiting list may be shorter.

Privately Owned Housing - HPD also has a number of affordable housing programs for developers and aspiring homeowners, including: Partnership New Homes/Neighborhood Builder, StoreWorks and HomeWorks, as well as their tax abatements and exemptions.

Affordable Housing Directory - The NYU Furman Center has a comprehensive directory of all NYC affordable housing programs on their website.

Page Updated 8/11/2015


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