Affordable Housing

Households in need of affordable housing have access to monthly workshops and follow-up counseling with a trained housing counselor to determine housing program eligibility.

Clients are provided with:
- appropriate tools in workshops and assistance to facilitate immediate application submission
- status inquiry of existing applications, and wait-list status, and use the Commons’ public computer stations to access information and/or printed notices of housing opportunities
- form letters to help facilitate the application request process
-assistance in getting landlords to accept their Section 8 certificates since landlords no longer have the option to refuse voucher

Clients will have access to:
-DHCR Affordable Housing Directory
-NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Housing Lottery announcements
-US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s apartment database
-NYC’s Housing Development Corporations housing application notices
-NYCHA Housing Applications
-Mitchell-Lama Open Waiting List information

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