Housing Connect Application Guides

Housing Connect Application Guides

How to Apply

Applicants may elect to submit an application by one of two methods: either online or by mail. To submit an application online, visit NYC Housing Connect. To submit an application by mail, you must follow the directions listed in the advertisement. Completed original paper applications must be returned by regular mail only. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. After the deadline, applications are selected for review through a lottery process.

Watch the video below that explains what applicants can expect to experience during the application process on NYC Housing Connect.



Application Guides

Before applying, please take time to read and review our helpful guides below with more information about getting ready to apply, what to expect, calculating your income, and after you apply.

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Ready Set Apply

What to Expect

Income Guide

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.

Does my income qualify me for affordable housing?

After You Apply

If your application is selected, this After You Apply guide provides checklists and resources to help you prepare for your affordable housing interview.


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