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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.

Waterside Plaza tenants get rent relief due to city deal

Some tenants are eligible for rent reductions at the Kips Bay complex

Brooklyn Heights rental launches affordable housing lottery

Twenty three apartments will be available to New Yorkers making between 40 and 130 percent of AMI.

Inside the fight over the Elizabeth Street Garden

Park advocates want to keep the unique green space, while affordable housing champions say it’s needed for low-income seniors

NYC financed a record number of affordable homes in 2018

The city created or preserved more than 34,000 affordable homes last year

Roosevelt Island to get fully affordable 21-story rental

The building will offer 340 affordable studios through three-bedrooms.

Staten Island’s Bay Street rezoning rejected by community board

A Staten Island community board quashed the plan with a 37-3 vote against amid calls for changes.

City to launch special office to protect tenants from ‘worst landlords’

"The city’s worst landlords will have a new sheriff to fear," the mayor said.

Coney Island building offers 52 affordable rentals from $759/month

The apartments range in size from one- to three-bedrooms.

Block-long Greenpoint rental launches affordable lottery from $1,045/month

There are 60 studios, one-, and two-bedrooms up for grabs

East New York parking lot poised to sprout 2,100 affordable apartments, ‘urban village’

Gotham Organization and PAU are partnering with the Christian Cultural Center on the development.

New tool helps mistreated tenants demystify building ownership

WhoOwnsWhat.nyc uses an algorithm built on NYC open data to map property ownership across the city.

NYC to convert 500 ‘cluster units’ into permanent affordable housing

The de Blasio administration is finalizing the acquisition of the apartments, located across 17 different buildings.

NYC’s affordable housing agenda isn’t doing enough for the city’s neediest: report

Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office says the current plan doesn’t address the housing needs hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers.

NYCHA enlists private developers to oversee repairs, daily operations

The city has announced a plan that puts private developers in control of 62,000 public housing apartments.

In Soundview, 211 affordable apartments up for grabs from $865/month

These affordable rentals are part of the rent-stabilized Lafayette Boynton complex in Soundview

Bronx detention center’s conversion to affordable housing gets underway

Demolition work on the Spofford Juvenile Detention Center, which closed in 2011, is now underway

Massive residential project near Coney Island’s MCU Park breaks ground

The first phase of development will see construction on 446 fully-affordable homes.

NYC launches pilot for affordable co-living developments

The city will offer funds for developers to build co-living projects on private land

In East New York, 121 affordable apartments up for grabs from $413/month

The units are spread out between two seven-story buildings near the New Lots Avenue L train stop.

New watch list aims to protect rent-regulated tenants from harassment

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development has released its first "Speculation Watch List."

73 affordable Fort Greene rentals up for grabs from $913/month

The 12-story building at 810 Fulton Street also has 290 market-rate rentals

Prospect Lefferts Gardens rental launches ‘affordable’ lottery from $1,525/month

The eight-story rental is a rare, ground-up, luxury building in the neighborhood

Hudson Yards’s first affordable housing lottery offers apartments from $858/month

107 affordable apartments are up for grabs within 15 Hudson Yards

See the NYC neighborhoods where displacement is a growing threat

This interactive map illustrates the various factors that contribute to displacement across various neighborhoods.

102 affordable apartments in massive Hell’s Kitchen rental now up for grabs

The 13-story building was developed by Clinton Housing Development Company

Waterline Square’s affordable apartments now up for grabs

More than 250 units in the Upper West Side complex are now in the NYC affordable housing lottery.

Two more class-action lawsuits target NYC landlords abusing J-51 tax program

In two buildings in Harlem and Elmhurst respectively, hundreds of apartments weren’t rent-stabilized as they should have been

Brownsville’s Robert A.M. Stern-designed affordable rental breaks ground

The eight-story building will offer 37 units exclusively to low-income residents and 88 units to the formerly homeless.

NYC’s housing crisis accelerating as low-rent apartment stock declines: report

A new report from City Comptroller Scott Stringer reveal that the city’s stock of low-rent apartments continue to diminish.

Abandoned Queens hospital will become 350 mixed-income apartments

A developer is planning to convert the decaying Parkway Hospital site into affordable and market-rate rentals.

In East New York, 240 affordable apartments from $395/month up for grabs

The affordable units range from studios to three-bedrooms.

Jamaica’s 380-unit affordable housing complex breaks ground

The development will also bring a community facility, retail, and commercial space to the neighborhood

Hudson Valley enclave seeks artists for affordable apartments

A new housing lottery in Peekskill, an hour north of NYC, offers apartments for under $1,500/month

Stuy Town’s latest affordable housing lottery offers apartments from $1,462/month

The lottery is geared toward middle- and upper-middle-class New Yorkers.

YIMBY in NYC: Open New York’s pro-housing movement

Open New York, the city’s first self-style YIMBY group, advocates for more housing in high-opportunity areas

In Bushwick, 41 affordable apartments at Rheingold Brewery site up for grabs from $1,432

The affordable units are a mix of studios through three-bedrooms.

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 development launches affordable housing lottery

The 15-story building has a total of 100 affordable apartments up for grabs.

In Mott Haven, 133 affordable rentals up for grabs from $464/month

The 13-story building is located next to the rail yards in the neighborhood

NYCHA land in 4 Brooklyn neighborhoods will give way to senior housing

Underutilized NYCHA land in Crown Heights, Brownsville, East New York, and Bed-Stuy will sprout 1,000 affordable homes.