Where to find affordable housing in NYC  

A comprehensive guide to New York City’s affordable housing lotteries

Affordable apartments certainly aren’t easy to come by in New York City, but there’s at least one source for those looking for less expensive housing: NYC Housing Connect, the city’s one-stop-shop for all of the different affordable units (some in all-affordable buildings, others in luxury ones) coming onto the market. The site is updated regularly with new listings, and here, we’ve compiled all of the lotteries that are currently open to New Yorkers. As with all things, though, there are caveats: applicants must make a certain percentage of the area median income (AMI); and, unsurprisingly, as more people search for affordable units, the number of applicants in these lotteries grows. (This guide will give you all the details you need on how to apply.) But hey, it’s still worth a shot. We’ll update this map continuously, so be sure to tip us if you see a development that hasn’t made it onto the list yet.   Halletts Point The first rental tower at the Astoria megaproject, Halletts Point, has launched the lottery for 81 affordable apartments. Rents start at $947 per month for a studio and go up to $1,414 per month for a three-bedroom home. The apartments are open to a range of family sizes and at annual incomes that vary between $34,355 and $66,420, depending on the family size. The deadline to apply is May 7. 26-01 1st St Long Island City, NY 11102     Original post: NY.CURBED To see the other featured affordable housing apartments visit ny.curbed