NYC Sets Affordable Housing Record
  • 23,284 affordable homes were financed in the Fiscal Year 2016, with nearly 3,500 homes for households earning less than $24,000.
  • The Mayor's Housing New York Plan is now ahead of schedule, with 52,936 affordable homes financed, enough for 130,000 New Yorkers.
Neighborhood Planning
  • Multiple City agencies are organizing various Community Visioning Workshops in neighborhoods across New York City.
  • Click here to learn more about the planning process in these neighborhoods and to get engaged.
Mayor de Blasio Delivers Remarks at NYSAFAH Housing for All Conference
  • NYSAFAH's Annual Conference is the premier gathering of agencies, developers, and affordable housing professionals from around the country.
  • Click here for the video and transcript of the Mayor's remarks
East New York Community Plan Approved
  • On April 20, 2016, the City Council approved the East New York rezoning proposal with modifications
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

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that his administration secured 23,284 affordable apartments and homes during Fiscal Year 2016, the second highest production in New York City history and the most since Ed Koch was mayor.

The Mayor’s Housing New York plan now is ahead of schedule, with 52,936 affordable homes financed so far, enough for 130,000 New Yorkers. Affordable housing for the very poorest New Yorkers – those earning less than $24,000 per year – surged with 3,500 new apartments. Nearly 4,000 affordable homes for low-income seniors are also underway.

The City is protecting neighborhood affordability on every front. The City is investing more than ever in NYCHA and its 600,000 tenants, evictions have declined 24 percent in two years, and the Rent Guidelines Board just passed its second consecutive rent freeze affecting 2.5 million tenants.

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.