Affordable Housing Opportunities

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) is the largest municipal housing preservation and development agency in the nation. Visit HPD’s website for more information about these and other housing opportunities.

Housing Connect

Through NYC Housing Connect, you can learn how to apply for affordable housing in New York City, view current and upcoming housing opportunities, and complete an application for your household. The NYC Housing Connect page provides instructions and information on applying for affordable housing.


The Mitchell-Lama program provides affordable rental and cooperative housing to moderate- and middle-income families. Through NYC Mitchell-Lama Connect, you can view Mitchell-Lama developments that are accepting entries, create and update your account profile, and submit entries to waiting list lotteries.

City-Subsidized Rental Opportunities

The City-Subsidized Rental Opportunities page has a complete list of rental opportunities currently accepting applications, some of which are not available via Housing Connect.

City-Sponsored Homeownership Opportunities

HPD works with real estate professionals and community sponsors who market apartments and homes for sale, monitoring the sales process to ensure that city-sponsored apartments are sold through an open lottery system, and that housing is fairly and equitably distributed to eligible applicants. View current City-Sponsored Homeownership Opportunities.

NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC)

A vital HPD partner, HDC finances the creation and preservation of affordable housing for low-, moderate- and middle-income New Yorkers. On the HDC website, click on the Apply for Housing tab for more details on rental and homebuying opportunities.

Visit the Find Housing Resources page for additional information for affordable housing opportunities.

Additional Resources

  • 311
  • NYC Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)
  • NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
  • NYC Department of Finance
  • NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)
  • NYS Office of the Attorney General
  • NYS Division of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR)
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Neighborhood Housing Services