Affordable Housing

Non-Profit Housing Development & Community Rental Assistance in NYC Programs/Projects

The Actors Fund 
The Actors Fund offer seminars in various locations in New York City to educate members of the performing arts and entertainment community about affordable housing options. Also on the website is a housing bulletin board, and resource center, as well as information about the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation which develops new affordable housing for the performing arts and entertainment community.

Asian Americans For Equality (AAFE) Community Development Fund (CDF)   
AAFE CDF is a subsidiary of Asian Americans for Equality, a community based, not-for-profit organization established in 1974, committed to community service and empowerment targeting immigrants, low-income families and minorities throughout New York City. AAFE provides:   

  • Access to affordable mortgage programs
  • Assistance in preparing to submit a mortgage application
  • Setting up plans to save for a down payment
  • Establishing or improving credit history
  • Documenting income and savings
  • Refinancing services
  • Counseling in Cantonese, Mandarin and English

Breaking Ground
Breaking Ground’s success in ending homelessness is built on a housing model that targets individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Their affordable housing units are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Connecticut.
•    For the chronically homeless, they create safe, secure housing, with essential on-site support services to help address the psychosocial, mental, and physical health problems that are obstacles to independent living.
•    For individuals who find themselves at the edge of homelessness, their affordable housing provides an all-important safety net.

Contact:
505 Eighth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
info@commonground.org
800.324.7055 

Goddard Riverside Community Center
These units are for formerly homeless single adults or adults at high risk of homelessness because of their age, income or disability and units for senior citizens and the mobility-impaired. Tenants must be capable of living independently.

Contact:
593 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024
response@goddard.org
212-873-6600

Habitat for Humanity – New York City

Habitat for Humanity-NYC builds homes for ownership by families and individuals in need in all five boroughs of New York City.  Habitat for Humanity - NYC builds affordable, quality "green" homes for hardworking, low-income New Yorkers, and serves families who have been living in substandard or overcrowded housing conditions or who have a severe rent burden (pay more than 50 percent of household income for rent).

Contact:
111 John Street, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10038
212-991-4000

Hope Community, Inc.    
This innovative mixed-income housing project, launched in 2007, and involves the creation of 69 units of housing on 10 scattered sites. The housing created will include both homeownership (co-op) and rental units for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.     

Contact:
174 East 104th Street, New York, NY 10029
Representative:  Annelis Meyer ameyer@hopecommunityinc.org
212-873-6600

Lantern Organization
Lantern Group has several affordable housing projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

Contact:
info@lanterngroup.org
212-292-8400

NYC Department of Homeless Services: Homebase
Homebase is a city-wide program designed to help families and individuals overcome immediate housing problems that could result in becoming homeless, and to develop a plan for long-term housing stability. Program services are crafted to meet the unique needs of each individual or family and to help meet the demands of maintaining a household.

NYC Freeze Your Rent Program
The NYC Rent Freeze Program, which includes the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program and the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Program, helps those eligible stay in affordable housing by freezing their rent.

University Settlement Society of NY Project Home   
Project Home is a unique, comprehensive case management program helping formerly homeless and at-risk residents of the Lower East Side and Chinatown maintain their permanent housing, personal and financial stability, and family safety.  The Project's strength lies in its ability to help almost anyone within the community who walks through the door, with direct service or supported referrals. 

Contact:
University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street (at Rivington Street)
New York, NY 10002
212-674-9120