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
Affordable Housing -
Check out HPD's
affordable housing page for a listing of new developments.
Housing Development Corporation (HDC) sponsors middle
income housing as well.
Also visit the NYC
Affordable Housing Resource Center, which offers
information on all aspects of City housing, including renting an
apartment, buying a home, affordable housing lottery listings,
apartment maintenance issues and more. In addition, make sure to visit NYC Housing Connect, a 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.
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 various tax
abatements and exemptions.