Affordable Housing In New York City
New York

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2,465 Low Income Apartment Communities In New York City

Baisley Park Gardens

125 Sutphin Blvd
New York City, New York
Subsidized

Clinton Arms

2160 Clinton Ave
New York City, New York
Subsidized

Scheuer House of Brighton Beach

3161 Brighton 6th St
New York City, New York
Accessible
Subsidized
62+
Elderly Supportive Housing

Evelyn & Louis Green Residence at Cooper Square

200 E 5th St
New York City, New York
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building at Positively 3rd Street

310 E 3rd St
New York City, New York
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Selfhelp K VII Apartments

137-139 45th Ave
New York City, New York
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Scheuer House of Coney Island

3601 Surf Ave
New York City, New York
Subsidized

Brookdale Village Housing

125 Beach 19th St
New York City, New York
Subsidized

Scheuer House of Manhattan Beach

156 W End Ave
New York City, New York
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Evelyn & Louis Green Residence at Seagirt

1915 Seagirt Blvd
New York City, New York
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve New York City

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

Other Housing Authorities located in New York City

Housing Authority Programs
New York State Housing Finance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in New York City, New York

There are 2,465 low income housing apartment communities offering 372,620 affordable apartments for rent in New York City, New York.

Income Based Apartments in New York City, New York

New York City features 257,049 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 114,890 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 2,465
Total Low Income Apartments 372,620
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 257,049
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.1

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.