New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development

100 Gold Street
New York, New York County, New York 10038

New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development is a Public Housing Agency in New York, New York that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development serves New York City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
New York City Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development Waiting Lists

Closed: New York City Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The New York City Department of Housing of Preservation & Development (NYCHPD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed. The waiting list was last open in 2008. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Please note: This waiting list is limited only to those who are part of certain NYCHPC programs, and homeless persons referred by the Department of Homeless Services and Human Resources Administration. The general public cannot apply to this waiting list.



New York City, NY is also covered by the New York City Housing Authority and New York State Homes and Community Renewal.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

About New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development

More information about New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development can be found on its website at http://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/index.page.

Representatives of New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development may be available by phone at (917) 286-4300. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/08/2019, it is not known if New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development manages 40,993 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 27,116 17 6,722 317 169 95
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $875 $905 $1,558 $1,016 $986 $776
Monthly Cost $23,738,800 $15,383 $10,475,946 $322,069 $166,610 $73,729

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 6% having issued approximately 5,670 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $17,301 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 10% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

32% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 27% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

86% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 42% of all heads of households being Black and 4% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

45% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by New York City Deptartment of Housing Preservation and Development voucher holders in 2016 was $458 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,127. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $58.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.