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Affordable Housing

Apply for Public Housing
This guide includes eligibility requirements to apply for public housing. It also provides a list of all NYCHA housing developments.
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Community Service Policy Summary
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Community Service Policy Overview
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Community Summary Service Program Exemptions
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Community Service Program Credits
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Fair Housing - It's the Law 
This brochure describes Fair Housing under the NYC Human Rights Law and how to file a complaint if you believe you are a victim of housing discrimination.
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Frequently Asked Questions of Residents in Public Housing
This information includes frequently asked questions from public housing residents, including issues related to handicapped accessibility, pets, rent, repairs, security/quality of life, and transfers/moving.
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General Information on NYCHA
This information includes how to apply for public housing, a list of NYCHA housing developments, Section 8 assistance, Community Programs, frequently asked questions and how to contact NYCHA.
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Housing Lotteries
This page provides a current lottery list for apartments and homes for sale.
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Maintenance Requests
This page provides information for NYCHA residents on how to make a maintenance request.
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Mitchell-Lama Housing
This is a description of affordable housing available to moderate- and middle-income families. Information on eligibility requirements and the application process.
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Pet Policy Overview
This overview of NYCHA’s Pet Policy, including information on pet registration, number of pets allowed, weight limit, dangerous pets, pet waste, vaccinations, dog licenses, service animals, and fees.
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Rights of Domestic Violence Victims in Public Housing
The Violence Against Women Act of 2005 protects the rights of public housing applicants, residents and household members who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking from being evicted or denied housing assistance based on acts of violence committed against them.
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Section 8 Assistance
This document provides phone numbers for assistance for Section 8 registration assistance and language assistance.
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Tenant Resources

A Home to be Proud Of: A Handbook for Residents of the New York Housing Authority
This handbook is a reference source that provides information on policies and procedures for the New York Housing Autority (NYCHA) residents.
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Control Pests Safely: Getting Rid of Roaches and Mice
This brochure provides information on how to prevent infestations of mice and cockroaches in the home and on your property.
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Elevator Safety
This bulletin includes tips concerning entering, riding or leaving an elevator; reporting elevator conditions; and being stuck in an elevator.
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Fair Housing Non-Discrimination Policy
This brochure describes NYCHA's policy to provide equal housing opportunities for all qualified applicants and residents.
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Housing Resources for Families and Youth
This publication describes how ACS assists families and young adults involved with foster care find suitable, stable, long term housing. The publication provides information on the different types of the housing support services, eligibility, how to apply, the application process and contact information.
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Housing Rules and Regulations
This brochure includes information on harassment, discrimination, housing maintenance codes, rent regulations, and owner and tenant rights and responsibilities.
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If You See It, Report It
This brochure outlines NYCHA's responsibility in addressing safety conditions. It also reminds residents of their role in observing and reporting concerns.
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Lead Paint Hazards
This list includes the requirements for landlords to identify and fix lead paint hazards in the apartments of young children.
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Lead Paint Repair Grant Information
Grants, loans and tax incentives available to help landlords and homeowners safely remove lead paint hazards and protect children from lead poisoning.
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Preventing Rats on Your Property
This information includes rat control guidance and information on how to inspect for, prevent and exterminate properties for rats.
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Report an Apartment Maintenance Problem
This page describes how to make a complaint. Explains inspection procedures and outlines follow-up measures for owners who do not comply.
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Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase (DRIE) Application
This application offers eligible senior citizens or disabled tenants an exemption from rent increases.
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Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Application
This application offers eligible senior citizens an exemption from rent increases.
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Exemption Application for Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase (DRIE) Application
This application offers eligible senior citizens or disabled tenants an exemption from rent increases.
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Window Guard Legal Requirements
By law your landlord or management is required to install window guards. 
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Window Guards & Air Conditioners
This brochure provides tips concerning the installation or repair of window guards; contacting the Customer Call Center concerning unsafe conditions; installing air conditioners; and protecting your children from window falls.
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Section 8 Information Card
This card provides information about NYC Human Rights Law that protects Section 8 tenants from discrimination.
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Landlord & Property Owner Resources

Control Pests Safely: Getting Rid of Roaches and Mice
How to prevent infestations of mice and cockroaches in the home and on your property.
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Lead Paint Hazards
Requirements for landlords to identify and fix lead paint hazards in the apartments of young children.
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Lead Paint Repair Grant Information 
This information includes grants, loans and tax incentives available to help landlords and homeowners safely remove lead paint hazards and protect children from lead poisoning.
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Notice of Property Value
This document informs property owners about how property value is set. It includes property tax exemption and abatement information, and provides guidance if you think your property was valued incorrectly.
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Preventing Rats on Your Property
This brochure includes rat control guidance and information on how to inspect for, prevent and exterminate properties for rats.
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Property Tax Lien Sale Information
This information explains what happens when a lien is put on your property. It includes helpful contact and payment information, and details about your rights as a property owner.
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Section 8 Landlord Information
Residential property owners are encouraged to participate in NYCHA’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and become Section 8 landlords who accept government rental subsidies.
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Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program
This brochure offers information for tenants and landlords about the SCRIE program that gives senior citizens an exemption from rent increases.
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STAR (School Tax Relief)
This hand-out provides answers to the most common questions concerning the New York State Tax Relief program (STAR). The program lowers property taxes for owners.
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NYC Department of Finance Statement of Account Insert
This insert details how property owners can submit payment. Includes how to reduce your bill and information about finance programs.
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Window Guard Legal Requirements
By law your landlord or management is required to install window guards. Here are the requirements.
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