Affordable Housing In New York City
New York

Waiting List Openings In New York City

Referral Only New York City, New York Housing Choice Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

2,494 Low Income Apartment Communities In New York City

2059 Madison Avenue Apartments

2059 Madison Avenue
New York City, New York
Subsidized

Thessalonica Court Apartments

350 Saint Anns Avenue
New York City, New York
Subsidized

Providence House

329 LINCOLN RD
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Disabled Transitional
Homeless Transitional

Hewitt Westchester

886 Westchester Ave
New York City, New York
$932
1 BR

West 80's Cluster

208 W 84th St
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Terrace Gardens

195 Steuben St
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Wavecrest II Apartments

146 Beach 24th St
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR

Navy Green

40 VANDERBILT AVE
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Warren Residence

4339 White Plains Rd
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Clinton Avenue Apartments

1344 CLINTON AVE
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving New York City, New York

Housing Authority Programs
New York City Deptartment 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

Guide To Affordable Housing in New York City, New York

There are 2,494 low income housing apartment communities offering 388,746 affordable apartments for rent in New York City, New York.

Income Based Apartments in New York City, New York

New York City features 258,383 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 129,820 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 2,494
Total Low Income Apartments 388,746
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 258,383
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.