New York City, New York Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 258,486 income based apartments in New York City where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 136,143 affordable apartments in New York City that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in New York City, New York

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in New York City.

Go to the New York Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near New York City.

River Park Towers Apartments

55 Richman Plaza
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
2 BR
Rent Assisted
Affordable

Oceanview

146 Beach 24th St.
New York City, New York
$980-1,183
1-2 BR
Affordable

Story Avenue East

1530 Story Ave.
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Affordable

Story Avenue West

1520 Story Ave.
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Affordable

Liberty Avenue Apartments

119 Fountain Ave
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Affordable

1880 Boston Road

1880 Boston Road
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
Elderly Supportive Housing
Homeless Supportive Housing

Chelsea Park Apartments

260 W 26th St
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
2 BR
Affordable

The Balton

311 Saint Nicholas Ave
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Affordable

WHGA Dorie Miller Apts

West 152nd Street
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
Affordable

Fort Schuyler House

3077 Cross Bronx Expwy
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
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Public Housing Agencies Serving New York City, New York

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Homeownership
New York City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher
Go to the New York Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near New York City.

New York City, New York Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in New York City, New York

New York City features 258,486 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in New York City, New York

There are 136,143 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New York City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in New York City, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay New York City landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in New York City.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New York City, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2,548
Total Low Income Apartments 395,202
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 258,486
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 68.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $53,373 ±$269
Median Rent $1,255 ±$4
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.36% ± 0.28pp
Total Population 8,426,743

Population and Household Demographics

New York City is a city in New York with a population of 8,426,743. There are 3,113,535 households in the city with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 68.16% of households in New York City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New York City

The median gross income for households in New York City is $53,373 a year, or $4,448 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,255 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New York City, a household making less than $4,183 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.36% of households who rent are overburdened in New York City.

Area Median Income In New York City

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In New York City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $0

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in New York City

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.