Extremely Low- and Low-Income Affordability Program

Extremely Low- and Low-Income Affordability Program

HPD's Extremely Low & Low-Income Affordability (ELLA) Program funds the new construction of low-income multi-family rental projects in which a minimum of 80% of the units are at low income rents affordable to households earning up to 80% of Area Median Income (AMI). Up to 20% of the units may have rents affordable to moderate income households earning between 90% - 100% of AMI. At least 15% of units must be set aside for formerly homeless households.

HPD subsidy is to be paired with other public and private sources including but not limited to: private institutional lenders; the New York City Housing Development Corporation’s (HDC) Extremely Low & Low-Income Affordability (ELLA) Program; HCR programs such as the New Construction Capital Program (NCP), the Supportive Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP), Homes for Working Families Initiative (HWF), the Low Income Housing Trust Fund Program (HTF), Middle Income Housing Program (MIP), New York State Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (SLIHC), etc.; 4% Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (4% LIHTC) with Tax Exempt Bond Financing from HDC or the New York State Housing Finance Agency, or 9% Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (9% LIHTC) awarded by HPD or HCR.

In order to be eligible for Capital funds, a borrower must be a Housing Development Fund Corporation either alone or in partnership with non-profit entities, for-profit Developers, limited partnerships, corporations, trusts, joint ventures, or limited liability companies.

The development team must have a demonstrated track record of successfully developing, marketing, and managing the type of project proposed or must form a joint venture with an entity with such expertise. Borrowers must demonstrate sufficient financial stability and liquidity to construct and operate the project.



Multifamily New Construction
100 Gold Street, Room 9I-5

Hotel Conversion Applicants

Thanks to recently passed state legislation, HPD is now accepting submissions of potential hotels for conversion to permanent affordable or supportive housing. If you are interested in converting a hotel to housing, please complete the hotel information form.