New NYC Housing Connect!
Starting in July 2020, all new affordable housing opportunities will be available on the new NYC Housing Connect. Sign up and apply now!
We’ve taking your feedback and designed the website to make the affordable housing application process easier, more accessible, and user-friendly.
If you had an account on the original NYC Housing Connect, your applicant profile will not be carried over to the new website.
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.
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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.
How can I apply for affordable housing opportunities now?
To apply now, visit the website and the new NYC Housing Connect website.
Starting in July, 2020, all new affordable housing opportunities will be available on the new NYC Housing Connect.
The original NYC Housing Connect website will be phased out after all the rental opportunities currently posted on it are filled. During the transition to the new website, you can find a combined list of all open lotteries on the below.
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 and you can continue to check on your applications there. Starting in July, 2020, all new affordable housing lotteries will be available on the new NYC Housing Connect.
I called the applicant hotline and no one answered. What’s wrong?
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.
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