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 $63,700
2 $72,800
3 $81,900
4 $90,950
5 $98,250
6 $105,550
7 $112,800
8 $120,100
9 $127,350
10 $134,650
11 $141,900
12 $149,200
13 $156,450
14 $163,750
15 $171,000

 

  • 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.