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HPD’s website includes a list of apartments currently available for lottery applications.
HPD does not rent apartments. In order to participate in a lottery, you will have to contact building managers, community sponsors and/or real estate professionals directly to fill out an application and enter it in an apartment lottery. There are no brokers' fees and no application fees. Visit the above website for the contact information for available apartments.
Interested applicants can also find out about open lotteries by calling 311 and asking for HPD’s Affordable Housing Hotline which is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Haitian Creole, Korean and Russian. The hotline can be also accessed by dialing directly the following numbers:
Haitian Creole, 212-863-8939
HDC's Lists of Developments
The NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has several programs, each with different income requirements. You may be eligible for one or more programs, depending on your income and family size. Check the guidelines for each program first, and then consult the following lists of buildings that are organized by income levels. You should carefully read the income guidelines for all the programs to determine your eligibility, since you may fall within different categories for different programs.
View a list of developments currently accepting applications.
In addition, remember that to apply for an apartment, you will have to contact the Managing Agent for each building to determine if they are accepting applications at this time. There is no central application office for these listings.
· Tax-Exempt 80/20 (.PDF)
· Housing Opportunity Program (.PDF)
· Mixed Income Program (.PDF)
The Department for the Aging
The Department for the Aging (DFTA) provides a comprehensive on-line listing of senior housing operating within the five boroughs. The information can be viewed by borough or by entering a zip code for the desired area. Get the list by clicking here.
About this Guide:
The goal of the guide is to provide a summary of information on current affordable housing programs and resources in New York City. This guide was created in 2012, with input from the current members of the Housing for Vulnerable Families Coalition.
Please be aware that the information contained in this guide is subject to change. Although we strive to maintain the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the information found in this Guide, the Public Advocate’s office and the Housing for Vulnerable Families Work Group recommends that you also check the websites of the appropriate government agency or non-profit organization to verify that the information contained in this guide remains up-to-date and accurate.
About the Housing for Vulnerable Families Coalition:
The Housing for Vulnerable Families Coalition brings together a wide spectrum of stakeholders that care about housing for very vulnerable families in New York City, including service providers, advocates and policy makers from the domestic violence, child welfare, and housing fields, to share available resources, discuss shared challenges and create solutions to help provide greater housing stability for the most vulnerable families in our community.