Requirements for Affordable Housing Incentives

To confirm your eligibility, please provide at least one piece of supporting documentation below.

Eligibility Proxy
Documentation Required
HUD-Regulated Affordable Housing
Properties receiving one of the following subsidies from HUD:
  • 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


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.