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  • HPD Section 8 for current participants of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Section 8 program

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 can apply for public housing online or in person.

Households must fall under the following income limits to be eligible to apply for public housing:

Family SizeIncome
1$58,450
2$66,800
3$75,150
4$83,450
5$90,150
6$96,850
7$103,500
8$110,200
9$116,850
10$123,550

Online

Apply for public housing.

In Person

NYCHA Customer Contact Center Walk-In Locations are open Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM and are closed on holidays.

Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens
478 East Fordham Road (1 Fordham Plaza), 2nd floor 
Bronx, NY 10458
(Between 3rd Avenue and Washington Avenue)

Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens
787 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor 
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(Between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues)

NYCHA Fair Housing Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the New York City Housing Authority to provide equal housing opportunities for all qualified applicants and residents. 

Learn more about NYCHA's Fair Housing Non-Discrimination Policy

You can get the status of a public housing application filed with the City in 1993 or later online, over the phone, or from the appropriate borough Housing Applications office in person.

Online

Check the status of a public housing application.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

In Person

NYCHA Customer Contact Center Walk-In Locations are open Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM and are closed on holidays.

Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens
478 East Fordham Road (1 Fordham Plaza), 2nd floor 
Bronx, NY 10458
(Between 3rd Avenue and Washington Avenue)

Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens
787 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor 
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(Between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues)

Application Status for People with Disabilities

Persons with disabilities who have already applied to NYCHA and need further assistance can contact the NYCHA Services for People with Disabilities Unit at 212-306-4652 or TTY 212-306-4845.

NYCHA Section 8 Voucher Holders

Section 8 voucher holders can get information and assistance from the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) about the NYCHA Section 8 Program.

Online

Learn more about Section 8 and how to use your voucher.

By Mail

All Section 8 mail must be addressed to NYCHA and sent to the PO Boxes below:

Annual Review (AOI) DocumentsPO Box 19196
Long Island City, NY 11101‐9196
Landlord DocumentsPO Box 19197
Long Island City, NY 11101‐9197
Rental Transfer DocumentsPO Box 19199
Long Island City, NY 11101‐9199
Letters or QuestionsPO Box 19201
Long Island City, NY 11101‐9201
Portability DocumentsPO Box 1631
New York, NY 10008-1631

By Phone

  • Agency: New York City Housing Authority
  • Division: Section 8 Leased Housing
  • Phone Number: (718) 707-7771
  • Business Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

In Person

NYCHA Customer Contact Center Walk-In Locations are open Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM and are closed on holidays.

Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens
478 East Fordham Road (1 Fordham Plaza), 2nd floor 
Bronx, NY 10458
(Between 3rd Avenue and Washington Avenue)

Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens
787 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor 
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(Between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues)

NYCHA Section 8 Applications

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is no longer accepting new Section 8 applications. If you submitted a Section 8 housing application before December 10, 2009, you can check your application status in NYCHA's Self-Service Portal.

Learn about NYCHA Section 8.

Log on to the NYCHA Self-Service Portal to check the status of your Section 8 application.