People with low and moderate income can rent affordable housing through the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
Rent is based on your family’s income. Most buildings have electricity and gas included in the rent.
You do not need to be a citizen to apply. However, at least one person who lives with you must be a citizen or have legal immigration status.
Accessible apartments are available for people with disabilities. Some apartments have been modified and are available for persons with mobility impairments. Other reasonable accommodations can be made as well.
To apply for public housing, you must submit an application on the NYCHA website.
After you apply, you will be assigned a case number and put on a waiting list for an eligibility interview. Use the self-service portal to check your status at any time. You’ll need to register and log in.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online. However, paper applications are available by mail. Call NYCHA’s Customer Contact Center (CCC) at 718-707-7771 to request a paper application.
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