New York City Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, Richmond County, New York City, New York.

Waiting List
Open Soon: New York City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Now: Referral Only New York City, New York Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: New York City Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List Learn More

Open Soon: New York City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental housing assistance in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, New York.

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from June 3, 2024 at 12:00 am, until June 9, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET. This is the first time the waiting list has been open since it closed in December, 2009. After New York City Mayor Eric Adams made an an announcement in January that this waiting list will open, NYCHA has now given dates for the opening period.

Income Qualification

An applicant must be income eligible at the time of voucher issuance. The income limits for the New York City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program are as follows:

  • 1 Person $54,350 | 5 Persons $83,850
  • 2 Persons $62,150 | 6 Persons $90,050
  • 3 Persons $69,900 | 7 Person $96,300
  • 4 Persons $77,650 | 8 Persons $102,500

Preferences

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Homeless referrals from New York City (NYC) agencies and New York City Continuum of Care.
    • New York City agencies may include referrals from ACS for FUP Youth voucher holders at risk for homelessness due to the expiration of FUP Youth assistance and families where there is a lack of adequate housing. NYC Referrals may also include ACS for FYI vouchers for foster youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Victim of Domestic Violence
    • Intimidated Witness - referred by prosecutorial or law enforcement agency
  • NYCHA public housing residents required to move because:
    • (a) their unit is not habitable;
    • (b) they are at risk of displacement;
    • (c) they are extremely under occupied or extremely over crowded in their current apartment;
    • or (d) have been on the public housing transfer waitlist for three years or longer as a domestic violence (VDV), dating violence, sexual assault or stalking victim
  • Mobility impaired and residing in inaccessible housing 
  • Elderly persons and persons with disabilities

Selection Process

200,000 selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

Application Method

To apply while the waitlist is open, complete the online application

Please note: If you do not have internet access, The NYCHA offers Customer Contact Walk-In Centers by appointment, locations provide in-person services to address the needs of public housing residents, Section 8 voucher holders and landlords, and applicants. "NYCHA's Customer Contact Center is excited to re-open it’s Walk-In Centers to assist you with your service needs. To learn how you can make an appointment for your visit please click here."

For more information, visit the NYCHA About Section 8 page, or the NYCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NYC Public Notice Announcement from Mayor Adams on May 20, 2024.

Open Now: Referral Only New York City, New York Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental housing assistance in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, New York.

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open for referrals only. Referrals are being accepted from June 8, 2020, until June 8, 2030.

Please note: This waiting list is closed to the general public. According to NYCHA, it is only "accepting referrals from the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)...for Family Unification Program (FUP) Youth whose current assistance is expiring as a result of the 36-month time limit on their voucher without subsequent adequate housing. FUP Youth participants are eligible for regular HCV assistance if: (1) their FUP Youth Section 8 assistance is expiring within the next six months; (2) as a result of the expiration of the FUP Youth section 8 assistance, the FUP Youth participant is at-risk for homelessness; and (3) they meet all eligibility requirements as described in NYCHA’s Administrative Plan. ACS can refer a FUP Youth directly to NYCHA by submitting the required documentation. accepting referrals from the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) for its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waitlist (also known as Section 8) for Family Unification Program (FUP) Youth whose current assistance is expiring as a result of the 36-month time limit on their voucher without subsequent adequate housing. FUP Youth participants are eligible for regular HCV assistance if: (1) their FUP Youth Section 8 assistance is expiring within the next six months; (2) as a result of the expiration of the FUP Youth section 8 assistance, the FUP Youth participant is at-risk for homelessness; and (3) they meet all eligibility requirements as described in NYCHA’s Administrative Plan. ACS can refer a FUP Youth directly to NYCHA by submitting the required documentation."

To apply during the opening period, applicants must be referred by the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).

There are preferences, and they are listed on the application.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the NYCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NYCHA public notice, as of August 17, 2020.

Open Until Further Notice: New York City Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least December, 2018, until further notice.

A detailed listing of all apartment communities can be found here.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Homeless in a shelter, homeless on the street, residing in a nursing home, overcrowding, substandard living, mobility impaired, rent burdened, victim of a hate crime, victim of domestic violence, elderly, or disabled.

For more information, visit the NYCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by NYCHA, as of August 14, 2020.

About The Agency

New York City Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 277,398 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

250 Broadway, New York, NY

Visit Website(212) 306-3000

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the New York City Housing Authority?

New York City Housing Authority serves 241,465 low-income households. The agency manages 112,223 Housing Choice Vouchers and 146,076 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the New York City Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 80 percent of households served by New York City Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 93 percent of New York City Housing Authority households.

How many New York City Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 82,098 households and make up 34 percent of households served by New York City Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the New York City Housing Authority?

There are 188342 female-headed renter households living in New York City Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 78% of those served by the New York City Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among New York City Housing Authority renters?

Black 94,171
Asian-Pacific Islander 12,073
White 16,903
Hispanic 118,318

How many senior-headed renter households are served by New York City Housing Authority?

There are 106244 households headed by seniors served by the New York City Housing Authority. Senior households are 44% of households in New York City Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in New York City Housing Authority housing?

There are 74854 persons with disabilities living in New York City Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 31% of households served by the New York City Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the New York City Housing Authority?

The New York City Housing Authority is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

Public Housing Communities Managed by New York City Housing Authority

Smith Woodward Plaza

1660-1670 Fulton St., New York City, New York 11213

bed 1-4

Saint Marys Park

550 Cauldwell Ave, New York City, New York 10455

Marlboro

29 Avenue W, New York City, New York 11223

Amsterdam Addition

240 W 65th St, New York City, New York 10023

Marble Hill

5210 Broadway, New York City, New York 10463

Samuel XII

109 W 144th St, New York City, New York 10030

Manhattanville

545 W 126th St, New York City, New York 10027

Castle Hill

535 Havemeyer Ave, New York City, New York 10473

Rutgers

160 Madison St, New York City, New York 10002

Bayview Houses

9820 Seaview Ave, New York City, New York 11236

Hope Gardens

314 Wilson Ave, New York City, New York 11221

bed Studio-4

Williamsburg

91 Ten Eyck St, New York City, New York 11206

Prospect Plaza

1786 Prospect Pl, New York City, New York 11233

Ocean Bay Apartments

434 Beach 54th St, Far Rockaway, New York 11692

Van Dyke

603 MOTHER GASTON BLVD, New York City, New York 11212

bed 1-2

Beach Channel Senior Residences

3411 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaway, New York 11691

bed 1

Seaview Site C

155 Friendship Lane, Staten Island, New York 10314

1561 Walton Avenue

1561 Walton Ave, New York City, New York 10452

bed 1-3
payment $558-1740/mo.

Regina Pacis

2424 Cropsey Avenue, New York City, New York 11214

bed 1

MARY ANN STACK RESIDENCE

90 77TH ST, New York City, New York 11421

bed 1

75 WILSON ST, New York City, New York 11249

Betances IV

530 E 146TH ST, New York City, New York 10455

Betances V

521 E 146TH ST, New York City, New York 10455

Highbridge Rehabs (Anderson Avenue)

1085 Anderson Ave, New York City, New York 10452

Lower East Side III

154 W 84th St, New York City, New York 10024

Stapleton

27 Warren St, New York City, New York 10304

Wise Towers

136 W 91st St, New York City, New York 10024

Williams Plaza

255 Havemeyer St, New York City, New York 11211

Independence

130 Clymer St, New York City, New York 11249

Bay View

5995 Shore Pkwy, New York City, New York 11236

Linden

215 Cozine Ave, New York City, New York 11207

Drew Hamilton

200 W 143rd St, New York City, New York 10030

Boulevard

807 Schenck Ave, New York City, New York 11207

Taft Rehab 201 - 203 W 117

95 W 119th St, New York City, New York 10026

University Ave Rehab

1886 Harrison Ave, New York City, New York 10453

Howard Ave Park Place

2041 Pacific St, New York City, New York 11233

West Farms Road

1705 Bryant Ave, New York City, New York 10459

Marcus Garvey ( Group a )

1400 E New York Ave, New York City, New York 11212

Unity Plaza Sites 4 - 27

398 Sheffield Ave, New York City, New York 11207

Andrew Jackson

3135 Park Ave, New York City, New York 10451

Lower East Side II

251 E 3rd St, New York City, New York 10009

Louis Armstrong I

360 Nostrand Ave, New York City, New York 11216

Stuyvesant Gardens I

150 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, New York 11221

Twin Parks West Sites 1 and 2

2070 Clinton Avenue, New York City, New York 10458

U.P.A.C.A. Ura ( Site 5 )

1980 Lexington Ave, New York City, New York 10035

Langston Hughes Apartments

393 Powell St, New York City, New York 11212

Seth Low

157 Belmont Ave, New York City, New York 11212

Surfside Gardens

2950 W 31st St, New York City, New York 11224

Gravesend

2951 W 33rd St, New York City, New York 11224

Fha Repossessed Houses V

14303 105th Ave, New York City, New York 11208

Ocean Hill Apartments

33 Saratoga Ave, New York City, New York 11233

Wyckoff Gardens

487 Carlton Ave, New York City, New York 11238

Gerald J. Carey Gardens

2946 W 23rd St, New York City, New York 11224

Stanley Isaacs

405 E 92nd St, New York City, New York 10128

Nathan Straus

224 E 28th St, New York City, New York 10016

1010 E 178th St

1010 E 178th St, New York City, New York 10460

J.L. Elliot

436 W 27th St, New York City, New York 10009

Boston - Secor

3555 Bivona St, New York City, New York 10475

Samuel Gompers

94 E 1st St, New York City, New York 10002

Gouverneur Morris I

1465 Washington Ave, New York City, New York 10456

Tompkins

919 Myrtle Ave, New York City, New York 11206

Cypress Hills

1266 Sutter Ave, New York City, New York 11208

Senior Robert F. Wagner Senior

20 Paladino Ave, New York City, New York 10035

E.R. Moore

525 Jackson Ave, New York City, New York 10455

Throggs Neck

560 Balcom Ave, New York City, New York 10465

King Towers

1370 5th Ave, New York City, New York 10026

Albany I and II

1191 Park Pl, New York City, New York 11213

Nostrand

2263 Batchelder St, New York City, New York 11229

Sedgewick

228 W Tremont Ave, New York City, New York 10453

George Washington

110 E 99th St, New York City, New York 10029

West Brighton I and II

820 Henderson Ave, New York City, New York 10310

Jacob Riis

1141 FDR Dr, New York City, New York 10009

Bch. 41 St Bch. Channel Dr

438 Beach 40th St, New York City, New York 11691

Queensbridge

4001 12th St, New York City, New York 11101

Whitman

117 N Oxford Walk, New York City, New York 11205

Harlem River

1945 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, New York 10032

Vladeck

72 Gouverneur St, New York City, New York 10002

Red Hook II

82 Dwight St, New York City, New York 11231

Lafayette

456 Dekalb Ave, New York City, New York 11205

De Witt Clinton

1760 Lexington Ave, New York City, New York 10029

Robert Fulton

418 W 17th St, New York City, New York 10011

Polo Grounds Towers

2931 8th Ave, New York City, New York 10039

Forest

750 E 163rd St, New York City, New York 10456

Brevoort

1865 Fulton St, New York City, New York 11233

Cooper Park

275 Jackson St, New York City, New York 11211

Soundview

639 Rosedale Ave, New York City, New York 10473

Mariners Harbor

20 Roxbury St, New York City, New York 10303

Breukelen

757 E 103rd St, New York City, New York 11236

Edenwald

1151 E 229th St, New York City, New York 10466

Pomonok

6745 Kissena Blvd, New York City, New York 11367

Redfern

1270 Redfern Ave, New York City, New York 11691

Governor Smith

180 South St, New York City, New York 10026

Farragut

237 Nassau St, New York City, New York 11201

St Nicholas

212 W 129th St, New York City, New York 10027

Ravenswood

2130 35th Ave, New York City, New York 11106

Gen. Charles W Berry

1754 Richmond Rd, New York City, New York 10306

Lester W Patterson

320 Morris Ave, New York City, New York 10451

Gowanus

198 Bond St, New York City, New York 11217

Astoria

320 27th Ave, New York City, New York 11102

Marcy

542 Marcy Ave, New York City, New York 11206

Wald

30 Avenue D, New York City, New York 10009

J.W. Johnson

1581 Park Ave, New York City, New York 10029

Lincoln

60 E 135th St, New York City, New York 10037

Red Hook I ( East )

95 Centre Mall, New York City, New York 11231

Queensbridge

4102 12th St, New York City, New York 11101

Ingersoll

25 Monument Walk, New York City, New York 11205

Ft Washington Ave Rehab

99 Fort Washington Ave, New York City, New York 10032

Union Ave E 163rd Site 5

950 Union Ave, New York City, New York 10459

Sack - Wern Houses

710 Croes Ave, New York City, New York 10473

Claremont Group IV

1020 College Ave, New York City, New York 10456

Pedro A. Campos Plaza II

612 E 14th St, New York City, New York 10009

Borinquen Plaza Stage I

60 Moore St, New York City, New York 11206

William Reid Apartments

728 E New York Ave, New York City, New York 11203

Lewis H. Latimer Gardens

3425 Linden Pl, New York City, New York 11354

Pennsylvania Wortman Aves

875 Pennsylvania Ave, New York City, New York 11207

Ft Independence Heath Ave

3340 Bailey Ave, New York City, New York 10463

Taylor St Wythe Ave

626 Wythe Pl, New York City, New York 11249

Richmond Terrace

145 Cassidy Pl, New York City, New York 10301

W.S.U.R. Sites A, B and C

201 W 93rd St, New York City, New York 10025

Eleanor Roosevelt I

109 Lewis Ave, New York City, New York 11206

Daniel Webster

1260 Webster Ave, New York City, New York 10456

John P. Mitchel

225 Willis Ave, New York City, New York 10454

Baisley Park

9233 170th St, New York City, New York 11433

Senior Robert A. Taft

1365 5th Ave, New York City, New York 10029

Ps 139 Renaissance

120 W 140th St, New York City, New York 10030

Manhattanville Group III

529 W 133rd St, New York City, New York 10027

Frederick Douglass and Add.

870 Columbus Ave, New York City, New York 10025

Mill Brook and Extension

600 E 137th St, New York City, New York 10454

Hylan

131 Moore St, New York City, New York 11206

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Houses

2125 Glebe Ave, New York City, New York 10462

Sumner

303 Vernon Ave, New York City, New York 11206

Hammel

7115 Beach Channel Dr, New York City, New York 11692

La Guardia

286 South St, New York City, New York 10002

Pelham Parkway

2440 Boston Rd, New York City, New York 10467

Belmont Sutter Area

455 Barbey St, New York City, New York 11207

Parkside

712 E Gun Hill Rd, New York City, New York 10467

Baruch

72 Columbia St, New York City, New York 10002

Jefferson

306 E 117th St, New York City, New York 10035

Bronx River and Addition

1350 Manor Ave, New York City, New York 10472

Eastchester Gardens

3033 Middletown Rd, New York City, New York 10461

South Beach

70 New Ln, New York City, New York 10305

Amsterdam

530 W 55th St, New York City, New York 10019

Melrose

320 E 156th St, New York City, New York 10451

South Jamaica II

10616 159th St, New York City, New York 11433

East River

2029 2nd Ave, New York City, New York 10029

Kingsborough

447 Kingsborough 4th Walk, New York City, New York 11233

Mott Haven

383 E 141st St, New York City, New York 10454

344 East 28th St

344 E 28th St, New York City, New York 10016

Herbert H. Lehman Village

80 E 110th St, New York City, New York 10029

Butler

1348 Webster Ave, New York City, New York 10456

John Adams

680 Tinton Ave, New York City, New York 10455

Howard

275 Livonia Ave, New York City, New York 11212

Louis Heaton Pink

1209 Loring Ave, New York City, New York 11208

James Monroe

1785 Story Ave, New York City, New York 10473

Carver

65 E 99th St, New York City, New York 10029

Van Dyke I

414 Sutter Ave, New York City, New York 11212

Highbridge Gardens

1075 Dr Martin L King Jr Blvd, New York City, New York 10452

Bushwick

811 Flushing Ave, New York City, New York 11206

General Grant

3170 Broadway, New York City, New York 10027

Brownsville

275 Blake Ave, New York City, New York 11212

Woodside

5030 Broadway, New York City, New York 11377

Dyckman

3716 10th Ave, New York City, New York 10034

Glenwood

937 E 56th St, New York City, New York 11234

Pss Grandparent Family Apartments

951 Prospect Ave, New York City, New York 10459

Lavanburg Homes

142 Baruch Pl, New York City, New York 0

Baychester

1881 Schieffelin Pl, New York City, New York 10466

Forest Hills Co - Op

10853 62nd Dr, New York City, New York 11375

Dr Ramon E Betances I

400 Brook Ave, New York City, New York 10454

Murphy

1805 Crotona Ave, New York City, New York 10457