NYC Housing Connect Guides

Ready, Set, Apply!
Getting ready to apply for affordable housing takes time - and it means more than just filling out paperwork. This guide will help you get organized so you can put together a strong application.
What to Expect
This step-by-step guide explains what to expect when applying for affordable housing in New York City.
Income Guide
Your income is an important part of your affordable housing application. This guide shows you how to calculate your income.
Affordable Housing Eligible Income Levels by Household Size
Use this chart that helps explain the income categories we use to determine eligibility for affordable housing, which vary by household size, so you can see where you and your family fit in. 
After You Apply
If your application is selected, this guide provides checklists and resources to help you prepare for your affordable housing interview.

Watch the video below that explains what applicants can expect to experience during the application process for HPD or HDC's affordable housing lotteries.

To hear information in different languages about how to apply, please call: 

  • English: (212) 863-5610
  • Spanish: (212) 863-5620
  • Cantonese: (212) 863-8925
  • Haitian Creole: (212) 863-8939
  • Korean: (212) 863-8979
  • Mandarin: (212) 863-8924
  • Russian: (212) 863-8936
  • Arabic: (212) 863-8961