There are no more affordable housing options on the original NYC Housing Connect website. You can always visit the original website to check your log number for an application that has already been submitted. If your application is selected, this guide will include post-application checklists and resources to help you prepare for your affordable housing interview. We are committed to helping apartment applicants make the transition from the original to the new NYC Housing Connect as seamless as possible. Please check this website regularly for updates. To qualify, you must be 18 years of age and your household income must be within a certain range for each affordable housing option. Applicants must meet additional guidelines, including asset restrictions and tenant selection criteria, to be eligible. If you qualify for housing, you may need the following documents. Please prepare: After submitting your documents to the Affordable Housing Complex`s Marketing Officer, they will be reviewed and contacted if you require further information. Positive rental history – This is a secondary exam done if you do not meet the credit or housing criteria above. You can (if you need to appeal) provide proof of a positive rental history showing consistent, complete and timely lease payments for the last 12 months. You can submit: Affordable housing is based on a household`s percentage of median income by region (AMI), which is determined annually by the federal government. Housing is considered affordable when it costs about one-third or less of household income and is regulated in such a way that rent cannot increase significantly over time.

Preparing to apply for affordable housing takes time – and it means more than just filling out paperwork. On your marks, set, apply! Guide helps you get organized so you can build a powerful app. Use this spreadsheet that helps explain the income categories we use to determine eligibility for affordable housing, which varies by household size, so you can see where you and your family stand. Your account is still active on the original NYC Housing Connect and you can still check your applications there. Starting in July 2020, all new affordable housing lotteries will be available on the new NYC Housing Connect. Each unit at NYC Housing Connect has specific requirements. The NYC Housing Connect guide explains how to apply for affordable housing in New York City. NYC Housing Connect 2.0 launched on July 1, 2020 as a new online portal for finding and promoting affordable housing in New York City. Commonly known as the housing lottery, potential tenants are randomly selected. Applying for and being eligible for housing does not guarantee unity. For more information and a list of current housing options, please click here.

For questions about how COVID-19 has affected affordable housing eligibility and lottery selection, as well as more general applicant guides, visit this page. To help us do everything we can to ensure New Yorkers have access to affordable housing as quickly as possible during the COVID-19 crisis, we`ve made several changes to the lottery process. For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the What to Expect tab on our Application Guides webpage. Before applying, please take the time to read and read our helpful guides below, with more information on how to apply, what to expect, calculate your income and after applying. The following guides are currently being updated, although these versions continue to be useful for applicants preparing to apply for affordable housing. In July 2020, HPD and HDC launched a new version of NYC Housing Connect. We listened to your feedback and designed the website to make the affordable housing application process easier, more accessible and more user-friendly. Your income is an important part of your demand for affordable housing. This income guide will show you how to calculate your income. This step-by-step guide to applying for affordable housing explains what to expect when applying for affordable housing in New York City. Prohibited Information – The following information cannot be used to determine the selection of candidates: If you do not yet receive email updates, please log in. See the full list of documents you may need.

You may need to submit documents if your application is selected for a lottery. These documents should prove your household`s documents: Get help from an organization through Housing Ambassadors. Applicants can submit an application in two ways: online or by mail. To apply online, visit NYC Housing Connect. To submit an application by mail, you must follow the instructions in the advertisement. Paper applications completed in the original should only be returned by mail.