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NYC Affordable Housing

A guide to NYC affordable housing, including how to find low-income housing, how to use NYC Housing Connect, and affordable housing lotteries.

New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board vote, explained

All your pressing questions about this year’s Rent Guidelines Board decision, answered.

What NYC could do with its $6 billion police budget

Part of that money could go towards youth programs, housing, and homeless service, advocates say.

NYC asks affordable housing developers to house more homeless New Yorkers

Owners of city-funded buildings with income-targeted housing are being asked to set aside apartments for homeless New Yorkers

New York City’s affordable HDFC co-ops, explained

Everything you need to know about HDFC apartments in New York City, including income requirements and how to find affordable co-ops.

New York will offer mortgage relief during coronavirus pandemic. What about rents?

"People are losing their jobs, closing their businesses—it’s going to be hard to continue to pay our rent."

As NYC neighborhoods push back against rezonings, de Blasio’s signature housing policy is threatened

Neighborhoods from Inwood to Bushwick are pushing back and stalling major changes proposed for their communities.

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How to apply for NYC’s affordable housing lottery

Everything you need to know about NYC’s affordable housing lottery, from how it works to what to expect once you apply.

Mitchell-Lama applicants pay thousands, with ‘virtually no chance’ at getting apartments

A state audit found that New Yorkers paid thousands in fees with a slim chance at getting the coveted Mitchell-Lama apartments.

City-funded housing now required to include apartments for the homeless

The bill is expected to create 1,000 new apartments for the homeless per year.

NYC pledges to end street homelessness within next five years

The city estimates some 3,600 New Yorkers live on the streets.

How NYC rezonings spur ‘racialized displacement’ throughout the city

Housing advocates and pols are pushing for a racial impact study for city rezonings.

New York City will take steps to combat the problem of ‘zombie homes’

There are at least 2,000 abandoned and deteriorated homes on the brink of foreclosure in NYC.

NYC will turn 14 more cluster sites into affordable housing

The conversion will provide permanent housing to 200 homeless families, the city says.

Former Queens hospital gets green light for major mixed-use redevelopment

The massive Far Rockaway project will take 15 years to build.

Bronx jail site’s transformation into affordable housing breaks ground

The project will convert the former jail site into a mixed-use development.

Lower East Side complex gets $3M tax break to preserve affordable apartments

The deal preserves nearly 1,600 affordable apartments for the next 50 years.

Does NYC’s affordable housing program go far enough?

A new report delves into where the city has fallen short in its housing plan.

NYC tenant advocates push for even greater renter protections with new campaign

"There is still much work to be done," one of the advocates said.

Tax breaks for rent-burdened New Yorkers proposed by state senator

The bill would benefit households making less than $125,000/year and spending more than 30 percent on rent.

NYC to partner with co-living start-ups to create affordable housing

Three new shared housing projects will provide close to 300 beds for New Yorkers

Development replacing fire-gutted Lower East Side synagogue begins review process

The project will incorporate the ruins of the 1850 synagogue with a new congregation space.

Mott Haven will get 80 affordable apartments for low- and middle-income residents

The building will be 100 percent affordable and include supportive housing

Lower East Side affordable rentals at former Moscot site start at $1,115/month

The nine rentals are available to New Yorkers making upwards of $38,000/year.

Bronx building will get 58 affordable apartments thanks to new city program

The units will be upgraded and their affordability preserved through a new city program

New NYC housing lottery rules remove a barrier to entry for immigrants and other renters

Applicants will now have the option to provide rent payment history instead of a credit check

In Clinton Hill, 114 middle-income rentals hit the city’s housing lottery

The apartments are part of the deal to redevelop the Brooklyn Heights library

City-owned East Harlem lots to get 350 affordable apartments

The city is seeking proposals for two 100% affordable housing developments

De Blasio secured mortgages from bank linked to landlords in contested housing deal

The bank has ties to the men who sold 17 buildings for $173M to the city

City creates record number of affordable homes for vulnerable New Yorkers, but critics remain skeptical

Advocates weigh in on the city’s new housing numbers

In Harlem and Roosevelt Island, nearly 2,000 apartments will go affordable

Five former Mitchell-Lama properties will largely return to rent regulation after their purchase by L+M Development Partners and Invesco.

City’s home-seizure program unfairly targets communities of color, pols say

"The ends do not justify the means," said one city lawmaker

Bronx detention center’s affordable housing conversion will soon break ground

The $121.5 million residential phase of the project will wrap up in 2021

NYC’s affordable housing lottery perpetuates segregation in neighborhoods: report

An expert found that the city’s lottery system reinforces racial segregation

In the Bronx, 328 low-income rentals open in city housing lottery

The apartments are at Compass Residences, a major affordable housing development in The Bronx

NY blasts ‘cruel’ HUD proposal to evict immigrants from public housing

The city slammed the rule as "weaponizing immigration status"

How NYC’s affordable housing crisis affects family homelessness

A new study explores the biggest factors that lead to homelessness

Staten Island’s Bay Street rezoning approved by City Council

The vote caps a years-long process to rezone State Island’s north shore

City Council approves affordable housing plan for Elizabeth Street Garden

But two lawsuits have been filed to stop the affordable housing project from happening

Loft law reform signed into law as concerns linger

Loft tenants praise the bill while manufacturers fear they’re being pushed out