Renters and Apartment Seekers

Find Affordable Housing Opportunities

HPD and its partners create affordable rent-stabilized apartments for households at a wide range of income levels and sizes. Learn about Find Affordable Housing Opportunities, and learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Tenants' Rights

In New York City, tenants have many Rights relating to the safety and quality of their housing. Tenants should expect to live in safe, well-maintained buildings that are free from vermin, leaks, and hazardous conditions. Laws protect tenants from harassment and discrimination. Tenants have responsibilities to their building owners and other tenants - including not damaging the building, and responding to annual owner inquiries related to window guards, lead-based paint, and to maintain smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Tenants can file a complaint through 311.


Learn about additional Resources for renters and apartment seekers, including tenant resouce fairs, resources for people with disabilities, HPD's Housing Ambassador Program, and more.