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 $53,450
2 $61,050
3 $68,700
4 $76,300
5 $82,450
6 $88,550
7 $94,650
8 $100,750
9 $106,800
10 $112,900
11 $119,050
12 $125,150
13 $131,250
14 $137,350
15 $143,450

 

  • 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.