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State Supervised Middle Income Housing Developments For Families and Senior Citizens

Following are lists, by county, of HCR supervised Middle Income Housing Developments for Families and Senior Citizens constructed under New York State's limited profit and limited dividend housing programs. The lists indicate whether the development is a rental or cooperative. If the development is accepting applications, an estimate of the wait for a studio or one-bedroom apartment is provided. Developments identified as "List Closed" generally conduct advertised lotteries to replenish their waiting lists. For complete details on apartment availability (including upcoming lotteries), admission eligibility, and application instructions, please contact the management office in the right-hand column.

Income Eligibility:

Federally-Assisted Developments - The US Department of Housing and Urban Development establishes maximum admission income limits for Section 8 and Section 236 developments, which are identified by an asterisk (*)on the list. These income limits, based on the area's median income adjusted for household size, are available on HUD's website at: To calculate household income for this type of development a 12 month projection of current income is used.

Non-Federally-Assisted Developments - Maximum admission income limits for non-federally-assisted developments are set at seven times the annual rent/carrying charge for families of three or less, or eight times the annual rent/carrying charge for families of four or more. To calculate household income for these developments the adjusted federal gross income reported on the prior year's New York State income tax return is used, less any dependent exemptions, taxable social security benefits, and medical expenses that are actually claimed on the return. An additional deduction of up to $20,000 of earned income is allowed for each secondary wage earner, and a deduction of $1,000 is allowed for each household member who files a New York State income tax return and is not claimed as a dependent by another person.

Rents and Carrying Charges:

Rents and carrying charges vary depending upon factors such as the development's operating expenses, the size and location of the apartment within the development, the amount of subsidy funds available under various State and federal subsidy programs (if any), and the applicant's household income.

Admission Preference for Veterans:

Pursuant to Section 31 of the Private Housing Finance Law, limited profit developments with open waiting lists are required to afford an admission preference to veterans, or their surviving spouses, who served on active duty during time of war (as defined in Section 85 of the Civil Service Law) and reside in New York State. Note that the following limited dividend family developments are not subject to this statute: Amalgamated Houses in the Bronx, the five Electchesters in Queens, Harry Silver Apartments in Brooklyn and Knickerbocker Village in Manhattan.

For information about New York City middle income developments write to New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038, call (212) 863-6500, visit their website at:, or call their Affordable Housing Hotline: (212) 863-5610, or Spanish Speaking (212) 863-5620.

For information concerning New York City Housing Authority developments write to New York City Housing Authority, 250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, call (212) 306-3000, or visit their web site at:

State Supervised Middle Income Housing Developments for Families

State Supervised Middle Income Housing Developments for Seniors

Last updated on 03/23/15