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Requirements for Affordable Housing Incentives

Please provide at least one piece of supportive documentation to confirm your eligibility.
Eligibility Proxy Details Documentation Required

US HUD, USDA-RD, and other Federally Regulated Affordable Housing

Properties receiving one of the following subsidies from HUD or USDA-RD:

  • Section 8 Contract
  • Sections 202, 236, 811
  • Public Housing Authorities
Copy of the HUD contract or contract award notice

DHCR-Regulated Affordable Housing

Buildings with subsidized mortgages or contracts that place them under the regulatory control of NYSDHCR

Copy of NYSDHCR contract or contract award notice

Low Income Housing Tax Credits

Properties that receive tax credits for at least 50% of its units

Copy of tax credit award notice from NYSDHCR or NYCHPD 

NYCHPD-Regulated Affordable Housing (or other local housing agency)

Properties with loans, mortgages, or deeds of purchase (HDFC incorporation) from NYCHPD or other local housing agencies

Documentation of current mortgage, loan closing, HDFC incorporation or deeds

SONYMA mortgage insurance

Properties subsidized for low- to moderate-income multi-family residents with SONYMA subsidized financing through the HFA

Copy of loan closing/mortgage insurance award documents 
Weatherization Assistance Program Properties that have fulfilled the eligibility requirements for the Weatherization Assistance Program  Copy of the letter from the Weatherization Agency confirming the project’s income eligibility
HFA 80/20 Program  Properties that have been accepted into the Housing Finance Agency’s 80/20 Program Copy of the award letter or HFA contract documents 
NYCHDC 80/20 or Mixed Income Programs Properties that have been accepted into the NYC Housing Development Corporation’s 80/20 Program or Mixed Income Program Copy of the award letter or HDC contract documents 
Mitchell-Lama Buildings Properties that are currently NYS or NYC supervised Mitchell-Lama buildings  Copy of NYSHCR or NYCHPD contract or recent annual report confirming active Mitchell-Lama status


Rent Roll

This applies to affordable housing projects that do not meet the proxy requirements. This method is only available to properties that have a rent roll. Applicants must submit the annual rent, size, and occupancy for each apartment in the property. At least 25% of the units must have a calculated household income no more than 80% of the Area or State Median Income; based on the assumption that 30% of household income is applied to housing costs (i.e., rent). A spreadsheet tool is available for determining Rent Roll income eligibility upon request.