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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.

Essex Crossing’s next batch of affordable apartments for seniors now up for grabs

The Lower East Side building will have 84 studios for low-income seniors

Community land trusts score crucial funds in city budget

The $750,000 will go toward fostering a city network of land trusts

Staten Island’s Bay Street rezoning clears major City Council hurdle

The plan includes $92M for the long-awaited Lyons Pool complex

Decade-old East Village rezoning did not deliver on affordable housing projections

Only 55 percent of the affordable units estimated by the city were created

Survey says number of NYC’s unsheltered homeless is down, but advocates disagree

The federally-mandated HOPE survey found that, compared to last year, there were 2 percent fewer unsheltered homeless individuals in the city

The most affordable NYC neighborhoods for recent college grads

A new interactive map shows pockets of the city with affordable rentals for those making between $30K and 100K

How Bill de Blasio’s housing record stacks up to his ‘working people’ platform

Housing issues have dogged New York City’s mayor since day one of his administration

City announces finalists for Big Ideas for Small Lots design competition

Architects from across the globe submitted plans to build affordable housing on oddly-sized lots

Elizabeth Street Garden’s future debated at raucous City Council committee hearing

The debate over the future of the open space—garden or affordable housing—is now in the City Council’s hands

City has ‘floundered’ on combating homelessness: report

The number of people staying in shelters each night is big enough to be New York’s ninth-largest city

New affordable housing development coming to East Harlem

The 19-story building will have retail space and 300 affordable residential units

Staten Island’s Bay Street rezoning approved by City Planning Commission

The Staten Island BP calls the rezoning a "boondoggle" while activists say it is "irresponsible"

City may demolish and rebuild two NYCHA buildings in Chelsea: report

The project, part of the Mayor’s ten-year plan to resolve $24 billion in repairs, would bring profit to the embattled agency

Manhattan BP sues city over plan for private housing at NYCHA complex

The city has "illegally circumvented" the typical land use review, according to the lawsuit

Former Bronx army reserve center will transform into affordable housing

Designed by MHG Architects, the development will have 54 studio units for formerly homeless veterans and 35 for low-income individuals

Long-delayed development at NYCHA site pulled after 14 years

Residents and local officials invested in the future of Harborview say they had no idea NYCHA had called the development off

Bronx Commons launches housing lottery for 288 affordable apartments

The apartments are available to a wide range of income bands

New affordable housing development coming to the Bronx’s Jerome Avenue

The Doe Fund will develop the 15-story building with 255 affordable apartments

City’s $500M commitment to affordable senior housing questioned

Mayor Bill de Blasio promised $500M to build low-income housing for seniors on city-owned land last June

Elizabeth Street Garden redevelopment one step closer to city approval

The City Planning Commission unanimously approved the controversial redevelopment

State legislators pass bill to increase tenant protections against unscrupulous landlords

Landlords who harass tenants could face up to four years in prison under the new laws

Comptroller subpoenas de Blasio administration over $173M deal with notorious landlords

The subpoena came a day after the city closed a deal with developers to pay $30M above the appraised price

New looks at TF Cornerstone’s massive Hunter’s Point South rentals

The Long Island City buildings, designed by ODA New York, will have nearly 1,200 apartments—more than half of which will be permanently affordable.

New tool simplifies process of finding affordable NYC apartments

The city unveiled a new tool to make finding housing lotteries less time-consuming

City files plans for Inwood Library redevelopment

The building will exclusively feature below market rate units

In Far Rockaway, affordable apartments in passive house complex up for grabs

Apartments are available for under $400 through this housing lottery

Contested Broadway Triangle sites gets developers for affordable housing

A group of nonprofits will work with a for-profit developer on the long-vacant Brooklyn site

Lawsuits filed against Elizabeth Street Garden affordable housing project

Opposition to plans to tear down the Nolita garden and build housing argue that the project is unlawful

NYC to use modular construction for affordable apartments in Brooklyn

The 167-unit apartment building will have apartments for low-income New Yorkers

Elizabeth Street Garden supporters vow lawsuit to stop redevelopment

Manhattan’s borough president threw her support behind the redevelopment

Manhattan BP threatens ‘legal remedies’ against Upper East Side NYCHA project

The Holmes Towers project is subverting the typical land use process and denying key feedback, officials say

Shuttered East Village churches must be converted into low-income housing, advocates say

"The Archdiocese of New York has an opportunity to take a bold step for the community," said one advocate

Long-planned affordable housing coming to Hell’s Kitchen

The two buildings will be co-developed in partnership with nonprofit organizations

East New York pilot program will create livable basement apartments

"We’ve been pushing for years to bring underground units into the light," said one Council member

NYCHA concerns dominate heated Gowanus rezoning meeting

"Fix our homes before you rezone. We said this for the last two years," said one public housing tenant

City seeks designers for housing on oddly sized lots

"This is a chance to prove that, when it comes to architecture, small is beautiful"

Interactive eviction map shows where landlords are booting tenants

In 2018, just shy of 20,000 tenants were evicted from their homes

New legislation seeks to hold landlords accountable for long-vacant lots

A new package of bill aims to step up city oversight on the empty properties

Elizabeth Street Garden redevelopment shot down by community board

The development team behind the contested project is "disappointed but unsurprised"