Mayor on stage delivering state of the union
  • State of the City 2017 - This Is Your City
Housing New York: Three Years of Progress
  • City officials release new report describing the policies and programs advancing the goals of the Mayor's housing plan.
  • Three years in, thoughtful reforms to policy and new programs have resulted in the financing of a record-breaking 62,506 affordable residences toward the ten-year 200,000 goal.
Mayor de Blasio Announces Major Progress Helping New Yorkers Afford Their Homes
  • Three years into Mayor's housing plan: 41,600 families see rent-protection and needed reparis, 20,800 new affordable homes coming onlin for New Yorkers to rent.
  • Affordable housing in 2016 hits 25-year high.
Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces M/WBE Firms Win Bids to Build Hundreds of Afforda
  • City land in three boroughs to become 100 perfect affordable housing M/WBE projects; developments include space for a local farm, leadership academy, LGBT community center, and a tech incubator.
Historic Housing Legislation Passes
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio, joined by First Lady Chirlane McCray, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito led a rally in Foley Square in Manhattan to celebrate the MIH and ZQA legislation passed by City Council on March 22, 2016

Housing New York

The Housing New York plan has financed 62,506 affordable homes since its inception in 2014 - breaking records for most new construction financed for a consecutive three years with 20,854 total homes financed.

That total includes enough affordable housing to serve more than 160,000 low-income New Yorkers. Sixty-seven percent of the financing went to preserving the affordability of 41,652 existing apartments, which currently serve more the 100,000 New Yorkers.

By creating innovative and cost effective programs to create sustainable affordable housing for the very lowest-income families – including seniors, veterans and families in City shelters -- the administration has created more homes for the lowest income New Yorkers than in previous administrations:

  • More than a quarter of all affordable housing financed under the Mayor’s plan are serving New Yorkers making less than $31,100 for an individual or $40,800 for a family of three.
  • More than 14 percent serve New Yorkers making less than $19,050 a year, or $24,500 for a family of three.

The administration is ahead of schedule to reach its goal of creating or preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing in ten years.

New Yorkers can apply for affordable housing at or by calling 311.

For more information on the Housing New York numbers, visit the Housing page.