NYC Housing Connect

NYC Housing Connect

New NYC Housing Connect

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NYC Housing Connect is New Yorkers' portal to find and apply for affordable housing opportunities across the five boroughs of New York City.

In July 2020, HPD and HDC launched a new version of NYC Housing Connect. We've taken your feedback and designed the website to make the affordable housing application process easier, more accessible, and user-friendly.

Visit the new NYC Housing Connect now to register, then find and apply for affordable housing opportunities!

 

New NYC Housing Connect, New Account!

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You need create a new account on the new NYC housing Connect in order to apply for affordable housing if you have not already done so.

If you have an account on the original NYC Housing Connect, your applicant profile information will not be carried over to the new website.

 

Original NYC Housing Connect

There are no longer any affordable housing opportunities available on the original NYC Housing Connect website. You can still visit the original website to check your log number for a previously submitted application.

We are committed to helping housing seekers make the transition from the original to the new NYC Housing Connect as seamlessly as possible. Please check this webpage regularly for updates.

NYC Mitchell-Lama Connect is your portal to view open waiting list lotteries and the current waiting lists for Mitchell-lama rentals and co-ops. Learn more about the Mitchell-Lama program in New York City.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the features of the new NYC Housing Connect?

New features of the website include:

  • More affordable housing opportunities: In addition to new affordable rentals, the new website will also host homeownership opportunities and re-rentals of affordable homes that went through the lottery previously.
  • Customizable search: Filter for the right opportunities directly on the website, searching by borough, income, household size, and more.
  • Enhanced application process: We'll help you calculate your income accurately and help you determine up front what you're eligible for.
  • Streamlined selection process: Submit documents electronically, receive real-time alerts for important deadlines, and move through the process faster.
  • Mobile-friendly design: Apply more easily from the convenience of your phone or tablet.

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How can I apply for affordable housing opportunities?

Visit the new NYC Housing Connect now to find and apply for affordable housing opportunities!

How can I apply for Mitchell-Lama opportunities?

NYC Mitchell-Lama Connect is your portal to view open waiting list lotteries and the current waiting lists for Mitchell-lama rentals and co-ops. Learn more about the Mitchell-Lama program in New York City.

Can I login to the new NYC Housing Connect with my account from the original NYC Housing Connect?

No, you must create a new account in the new NYC Housing Connect. Your account information from the original NYC Housing Connect does not carry however, however your account is still active on the original NYC Housing Connect.

What will happen to applications on the original NYC Housing Connect?

Your account is still active on the original NYC Housing Connect and you can continue to check on your applications there. Starting in July 2020, all new affordable housing lotteries are available on the new NYC Housing Connect.

Can I sign up with a different email address on the new NYC Housing Connect? Will it affect my submitted applications on the original NYC Housing Connect?

You can create a new account on the new NYC Housing Connect using the same or different email address -- it will not affect your applications on the original NYC Housing Connect.

Where can I sign up to receive email updates from NYC Housing Connect?

If you are not already receiving email updates, please sign up.

I called the applicant hotline and no one answered. What's wrong?

If you call the applicant hotline at 212-863-7990, please leave a voicemail. Our team will call you back as soon as possible. We are temporarily unable to answer calls in real time.

Has the application process changed as a result of COVID-19?

To help us do everything we can to move New Yorkers into affordable housing as quickly as possible during the COVID-19 crisis, we have made several changes to the lottery process. Please see the What to Expect tab on our application guides webpage for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.