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Affordable Housing Search & Assistance Resources

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Housing Search
Looking for an Affordable Apartment?

The need for safe, decent and affordable housing remains an ongoing challenge for the State of New York. This agency is committed to meeting this worthy challenge in comprehensive and innovative ways. The programs described below reflect our aim of advancing our housing goals for the benefit of our customers, the people of New York State.

Where to begin
HCR Funded Resources
Housing Lotteries
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Find affordable housing developments holding lotteries or accepting applications for vacancies

NY Housing Search
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Find affordable and accessible homes and apartments around New York

Access website 24 hour a day

Toll-free, bilingual call center Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
Search by school district, accessibility features, eligibility requirements

For additional information, contact at 1-877-428-8844 or [email protected].

Additional Help
Additional HCR Resources
Community-Based Housing Organizations (NPC's/RPC's)

Many of these groups can assist you in finding affordable housing.

State Supervised Middle Income Housing Developments

Find out which developments are currently accepting applications.

Get Help When You Need It
Rental Assistance
Section 8 Housing Programs

Contact the Section 8 administrator in your area to see if you qualify for rental assistance.

Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program

If you live in a rent controlled or rent stabilized apartment, are income eligible and 62 years of age or older this program may provide you an exemption from future rent increases.

Other Sources of Affordable Housing
Beyond HCR
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We have compiled a list of additional resources provided by housing agencies.

  • Senior Housing
  • Accessibility
  • Disability Resources
  • Legal Assistance
  • Assistance Finding and Keeping an Apartment
  • Landlord and Eviction Issues Assistance
  • Energy Bill Assistance


Explore Other Housing agency Resources