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 $58,450
2 $66,800
3 $75,150
4 $83,450
5 $90,150
6 $96,850
7 $103,500
8 $110,200
9 $116,850
10 $123,550
11 $130,200
12 $136,900
13 $143,550
14 $150,250
15 $156,900

 

  • 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.