Eligibility

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment  for low- and moderate-income residents throughout the five boroughs.

You may be eligible for an apartment if:

  • Your family's income does not exceed the established income limits:
Person(s) in Family Income Limits
1 $50,750
2 $58,000
3 $65,250
4 $72,500
5 $78,300
6 $84,100
7 $89,900
8 $95,700
9 $101,500
10 $107,300
11 $113,100
12 $118,900
13 $124,700
14 $130,500
15 $136,300

 

  • You meet NYCHA's definition of family, which includes:
    • Two or more persons related by blood, marriage, domestic partnership, adoption, guardianship, or court awarded custody
    • A single person
  • Your admission to a public housing development will not endanger the welfare and safety of other residents.
  • You and your co-applicant (spouse or domestic partner, if any) must be at least 18 years of age or an emancipated minor.

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Senior Building Eligibility

To be eligible for a senior building, you or your co-head (spouse or domestic partner, if any) must be at least 62 years of age and all other household members must be at least 62 years of age.