We've spent the past week showing you some of the most beautiful and exciting rental apartments available in New York. The sad reality is, however, that for most New Yorkers, these lovely spaces are nowhere near affordable. There are, however, a handful of rentals available to those whose salaries are less than sky-high offered by various affordable housing programs across the city, such as HPD's Housing Connect. Some buildings are brand-new construction in the most desirable neighborhoods, while others are a little farther out. But hey, there isn't much room to be picky at these prices! Tenants are chosen via an application process that has strict income restrictions. Some deadlines are rapidly approaching, so act fast.
HPD also keeps a list of Mitchell-Lama buildings that are currently accepting applications, but right now all of the options are for buildings with waiting lists. Meanwhile, New York State's Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) division also tracks affordable housing lotteries on its website, but it seems that all of those are also for waiting list spots. Still, in addition to Housing Connect, those are important sites to bookmark and check regularly for updates.
Do you know about any places currently accepting applications that we might've missed? Send them on over!
· All Affordable Housing coverage [Curbed]
· All Renters Week 2015 coverage [Curbed]