Below is a complete resource to regularly visit www.nyc.gov/housing, which can take you to the following important websites:

1. NYC Housing Connect

  • www.nyc.gov/housingconnect
  • Lotteries for new units only
  • Create a profile and apply to new lotteries online for subsidized buildings that are being “rented up” for the first time

2. NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)

  • www.nyc.gov/hpd
  • Twitter: @NYCHousing
  • Lotteries for new units and waiting lists for existing units
  • Click “Apartment Seekers” on the left-hand side, then click “Current Lotteries” (not all are lotteries for vacant units; some are waiting lists).

3. NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC)

  • www.nychdc.com
  • Lotteries for new units and waiting lists for existing units
  • Click “Apply for Housing” on the top, then click “Now Renting”

4. New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal (HCR)

  • www.nyshcr.org
  • Lotteries for new units and waiting lists for existing units
  • Click “Topics” on top, then click “Renters” and “Opportunities to Apply for Affordable Rental Units”

5. Mitchell Lama waiting lists

6. US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)