New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Public Housing

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the largest public housing authority in North America, was created in 1935 to provide affordable housing for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA's 326 public housing developments across the City’s five boroughs. Another 235,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program.