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An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

New York City Housing Authority

250 Broadway
New York City, New York 10007

New York City Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in New York City, New York that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 1st, 2020, New York City Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

New York City Housing Authority serves Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County and Richmond County.

The New York City Department of Housing of Preservation & Development and New York State Homes and Community Renewal also serve New York City separately from the New York City Housing Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
New York City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open New York City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

New York City Housing Authority Website: www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/home.html.

New York City Housing Authority Phone: (212) 306-3000.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

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

To apply, complete the online application 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.

As of May, 2018, there are 209,000 households on the Public Housing waiting list.

For more information, visit the NYCHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (212) 306-3000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/19/2018.

Other New York City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: New York City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in May 2007. There is no notice of when it will reopen.

As of May, 2018, there are 148,000 households on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list.

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

Last Updated on 12/19/2018.

About New York City Housing Authority

More information about New York City Housing Authority can be found on its website at www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/home.html.

Representatives of New York City Housing Authority may be available by phone at (212) 306-3000. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/01/2020, it is not known if New York City Housing Authority 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 Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, New York City Housing Authority manages 87,168 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 74,471 347 3,334 1,608 2,904 935
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,062 $1,131 $1,157 $1,010 $818 $1,033
Monthly Cost $79,109,015 $392,540 $3,858,365 $1,624,649 $2,376,509 $966,072

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for New York City Housing Authority

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 2% having issued approximately 40,686 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 14 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 94 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $15,942 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 8% 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

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

38% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

83% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 32% of all heads of households being Black and 16% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the New York City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $398 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,032. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $60.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by New York City Housing Authority

Pss Grandparent Family Apartments

951 Prospect Ave
New York City, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Brownsville

275 Blake Ave
New York City, New York

Woodside

5030 Broadway
New York City, New York

Dyckman

3716 10th Ave
New York City, New York

Glenwood

937 E 56th St
New York City, New York

Carver

65 E 99th St
New York City, New York

Van Dyke I

414 Sutter Ave
New York City, New York

Highbridge Gardens

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

Bushwick

811 Flushing Ave
New York City, New York
Accepts Vouchers

General Grant

3170 Broadway
New York City, New York

James Monroe

1785 Story Ave
New York City, New York

Louis Heaton Pink

1209 Loring Ave
New York City, New York

Saint Marys Park

550 Cauldwell Ave
New York City, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Howard

275 Livonia Ave
New York City, New York

Herbert H. Lehman Village

80 E 110th St
New York City, New York

Butler

1348 Webster Ave
New York City, New York

John Adams

680 Tinton Ave
New York City, New York

Mott Haven

383 E 141st St
New York City, New York

Murphy

1805 Crotona Ave
New York City, New York

344 East 28th St

344 E 28th St
New York City, New York

Amsterdam Addition

240 W 65th St
New York City, New York
Accepts Vouchers

South Jamaica II

10616 159th St
New York City, New York

East River

2029 2nd Ave
New York City, New York

Kingsborough

447 Kingsborough 4th Walk
New York City, New York

Amsterdam

530 W 55th St
New York City, New York

Melrose

320 E 156th St
New York City, New York

Bronx River and Addition

1350 Manor Ave
New York City, New York

Eastchester Gardens

3033 Middletown Rd
New York City, New York

South Beach

70 New Ln
New York City, New York

Pelham Parkway

2440 Boston Rd
New York City, New York

Belmont Sutter Area

455 Barbey St
New York City, New York

Parkside

712 E Gun Hill Rd
New York City, New York

Baruch

72 Columbia St
New York City, New York

Jefferson

306 E 117th St
New York City, New York

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Houses

2125 Glebe Ave
New York City, New York

Sumner

303 Vernon Ave
New York City, New York

Hammel

7115 Beach Channel Dr
New York City, New York

La Guardia

286 South St
New York City, New York

Manhattanville Group IIi

529 W 133rd St
New York City, New York

Frederick Douglass and Add.

870 Columbus Ave
New York City, New York

Mill Brook and Extension

600 E 137th St
New York City, New York

Hylan

131 Moore St
New York City, New York

Baisley Park

9233 170th St
New York City, New York

Senior Robert A. Taft

1365 5th Ave
New York City, New York

Ps 139 Renaissance

120 W 140th St
New York City, New York

Richmond Terrace

145 Cassidy Pl
New York City, New York

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

201 W 93rd St
New York City, New York

Eleanor Roosevelt I

109 Lewis Ave
New York City, New York

Daniel Webster

1260 Webster Ave
New York City, New York

John P. Mitchel

225 Willis Ave
New York City, New York

William Reid Apartments

728 E New York Ave
New York City, New York

Lewis H. Latimer Gardens

3425 Linden Pl
New York City, New York

Pennsylvania Wortman Aves

875 Pennsylvania Ave
New York City, New York

Ft Independence Heath Ave

3340 Bailey Ave
New York City, New York

Dr Ramon E Betances I

400 Brook Ave
New York City, New York

Taylor St Wythe Ave

626 Wythe Pl
New York City, New York

Borinquen Plaza Stage I

60 Moore St
New York City, New York

Hope Gardens

330 Wilson Ave
New York City, New York

Pedro A. Campos Plaza II

612 E 14th St
New York City, New York

Sack - Wern Houses

710 Croes Ave
New York City, New York

Claremont Group IV

1020 College Ave
New York City, New York

Ft Washington Ave Rehab

99 Fort Washington Ave
New York City, New York

Union Ave E 163rd Site 5

950 Union Ave
New York City, New York

Lower East Side IIi

154 W 84th St
New York City, New York

Marble Hill

5210 Broadway
New York City, New York

Samuel XII

109 W 144th St
New York City, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Manhattanville

545 W 126th St
New York City, New York
Accepts Vouchers

Williamsburg

91 Ten Eyck St
New York City, New York

Red Hook I ( East )

95 Centre Mall
New York City, New York

Queensbridge

4102 12th St
New York City, New York

Ingersoll

25 Monument Walk
New York City, New York

J.W. Johnson

1581 Park Ave
New York City, New York

Lincoln

60 E 135th St
New York City, New York

Marcy

542 Marcy Ave
New York City, New York

Wald

30 Avenue D
New York City, New York

Lester W Patterson

320 Morris Ave
New York City, New York

Gowanus

198 Bond St
New York City, New York

Astoria

320 27th Ave
New York City, New York

Governor Smith

180 South St
New York City, New York

Farragut

237 Nassau St
New York City, New York

St Nicholas

212 W 129th St
New York City, New York

Ravenswood

2130 35th Ave
New York City, New York

Gen. Charles W Berry

1754 Richmond Rd
New York City, New York

Pomonok

6745 Kissena Blvd
New York City, New York

Redfern

1270 Redfern Ave
New York City, New York

Breukelen

757 E 103rd St
New York City, New York

Edenwald

1151 E 229th St
New York City, New York

Forest

750 E 163rd St
New York City, New York

Brevoort

1865 Fulton St
New York City, New York

Cooper Park

275 Jackson St
New York City, New York

Soundview

639 Rosedale Ave
New York City, New York

Mariners Harbor

20 Roxbury St
New York City, New York

Red Hook II

82 Dwight St
New York City, New York

Lafayette

456 Dekalb Ave
New York City, New York

De Witt Clinton

1760 Lexington Ave
New York City, New York

Robert Fulton

418 W 17th St
New York City, New York

Polo Grounds Towers

2931 8th Ave
New York City, New York

Bch. 41 St Bch. Channel Dr

438 Beach 40th St
New York City, New York

Forest Hills Co - Op

10853 62nd Dr
New York City, New York

Prospect Plaza

1786 Prospect Pl
New York City, New York

Queensbridge

4001 12th St
New York City, New York

Whitman

117 N Oxford Walk
New York City, New York

Harlem River

1945 Amsterdam Ave
New York City, New York

Vladeck

72 Gouverneur St
New York City, New York

West Brighton I and II

820 Henderson Ave
New York City, New York

Jacob Riis

1141 FDR Dr
New York City, New York

King Towers

1370 5th Ave
New York City, New York

Albany I and II

1191 Park Pl
New York City, New York

Nostrand

2263 Batchelder St
New York City, New York

Sedgewick

228 W Tremont Ave
New York City, New York

George Washington

110 E 99th St
New York City, New York

Throggs Neck

560 Balcom Ave
New York City, New York

Cypress Hills

1266 Sutter Ave
New York City, New York

Senior Robert F. Wagner Senior

20 Paladino Ave
New York City, New York

E.R. Moore

525 Jackson Ave
New York City, New York

Ocean Bay ( Bayside )

5422 Beach Channel Dr
New York City, New York

Samuel Gompers

94 E 1st St
New York City, New York

Gouverneur Morris I

1465 Washington Ave
New York City, New York

Tompkins

919 Myrtle Ave
New York City, New York

1010 E 178th St

1010 E 178th St
New York City, New York

J.L. Elliot

436 W 27th St
New York City, New York

Boston - Secor

3555 Bivona St
New York City, New York

Stanley Isaacs

405 E 92nd St
New York City, New York

Nathan Straus

224 E 28th St
New York City, New York

Ocean Hill Apartments

33 Saratoga Ave
New York City, New York

Wyckoff Gardens

487 Carlton Ave
New York City, New York

Gerald J. Carey Gardens

2946 W 23rd St
New York City, New York

Langston Hughes Apartments

393 Powell St
New York City, New York

Seth Low

157 Belmont Ave
New York City, New York

Surfside Gardens

2950 W 31st St
New York City, New York

Gravesend

2951 W 33rd St
New York City, New York

Fha Repossessed Houses V

14303 105th Ave
New York City, New York

Louis Armstrong I

360 Nostrand Ave
New York City, New York

Stuyvesant Gardens I

150 Malcolm X Blvd
New York City, New York

Twin Parks West Sites 1 and 2

2070 Clinton Avenue
New York City, New York

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

1980 Lexington Ave
New York City, New York

Marcus Garvey ( Group a )

1400 E New York Ave
New York City, New York

Unity Plaza Sites 4 - 27

398 Sheffield Ave
New York City, New York

Andrew Jackson

3135 Park Ave
New York City, New York

Lower East Side II

251 E 3rd St
New York City, New York

Taft Rehab 201 - 203 W 117

95 W 119th St
New York City, New York

University Ave Rehab

1886 Harrison Ave
New York City, New York

Howard Ave Park Place

2041 Pacific St
New York City, New York

West Farms Road

1705 Bryant Ave
New York City, New York

Highbrdge Rehab Anderson Ave

1085 Anderson Ave
New York City, New York

Boulevard

807 Schenck Ave
New York City, New York

Castle Hill

535 Havemeyer Ave
New York City, New York

Marlboro

29 Avenue W
New York City, New York

Bay View

5995 Shore Pkwy
New York City, New York

Linden

215 Cozine Ave
New York City, New York

Rutgers

160 Madison St
New York City, New York

Drew Hamilton

200 W 143rd St
New York City, New York

Stapleton

27 Warren St
New York City, New York

Baychester

1881 Schieffelin Pl
New York City, New York

Wise Towers

136 W 91st St
New York City, New York

Williams Plaza

255 Havemeyer St
New York City, New York

Independence

130 Clymer St
New York City, New York

Lavanburg Homes

142 Baruch Pl
New York City, New York