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									Mitchell-Lama Housing

INTRODUCTION

Mitchell-Lama developments are affordable housing projects organized under Articles 2 and 4 of the Private Housing Finance Law and are supervised either by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) or the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR). Mitchell-Lama is commonly described as a middle-income housing program.

BENEFIT

Eligible families are charged a surcharge up to 50% of the basic rent. The basic rent for the project is approved by the supervising agency, either HPD or DHCR.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Residency

Applicants must be current residents of NYC.

Income

Annual income, after allowable deductions, cannot exceed the greater of:

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125% of 7 times annual rental or carrying charges for a family with fewer than 3 dependents, or 8 times for a family of 3 or more dependents, or

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The median income adjusted for household size for the metropolitan statistical area in which the project is located

Area Median Income (AMI) for NYC Effective April 2002 3 4 5

# in Househol d Median Income

1

2

6

7

8

$44,00 0

$50,20 0

$57,04 0

$62,80 0

$67,80 0

$72,80 0

$77,90 0

$82,90 0

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications must be made to each building individually; there is no centralized waiting list. Listings are available by contacting both HPD and DHCR.

Most developments require the deposit of an application fee, some but not all of which is returnable, if the application is canceled. Applicants are called off the waiting list in strict order of application, and applicants are entitled to know their standing on the waiting list.

LOCAL OFFICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)

150 Williams Street New York, N.Y. 10038 (212) 863-5610 - Affordable Housing Hotline

The NYC/HPD website maintains a list of Mitchell-Lama Housing Companies and development listings with open waiting lists. To obtain information go to:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/housing/mitchell-lama.html

NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)

25 Beaver Street New York, N.Y. 10004 (212) 480-6731 or, 7343


								
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