in 1955, the Mitchell-Lama program provides affordable rental and cooperative
housing to moderate- and middle-income families. As of January 2006, there
were 132 City-sponsored, moderate- and middle-income rental and limited-equity
cooperative developments in New York City, which contain approximately 54,000
units. HPD supervises waiting lists, management issues, and has other oversight
responsibilities for 50 Mitchell-Lama developments; an additional 82 developments
have shared supervision by HPD and the Federal Department of Housing and Urban
To apply for a
Mitchell-Lama apartment you must get on the waiting list of the individual
development. Note there are occupancy level and income requirements for all
Mitchell-Lama Developments. There is NO master waiting list.
Mitchell Lama Housing
is a link to the City Mitchell-Lama developments sponsored by the NYC Housing
and Preservation Development (As of January 2006, 132 buildings in all, about
54,000 units). It includes an address list of all Mitchell-Lama developments,
their management companies, and a phone contact at the management company.
To get on the waiting list, call the managing agent and ask for an application.
Note that many of the developments have very long waiting lists and it may
take many years before you are offered an apartment. Others have closed waiting
lists because of heavy demand. These developments periodically reopen their
waiting lists by advertising the opening by newspaper and conducting an HPD
supervised lottery. For more information regarding CITY Mitchell-Lama co-ops
and rentals, contact HPD's Mitchell Lama Division via the City's Citizen
Service Center by dialing 311 or visit HPD's
list of Mitchell Lama buildings with contact information and HPD's
list of current housing lotteries.
The NYS Division
of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) supervises approximately 100 Mitchell-Lama
buildings (about 65,000 units) in New York City. For a list of these Mitchell-Lama
buildings and other related information, call DHCR at (212) 480-7343, follow
this link to DHCR's
web page on Mitchell-Lama or write to:
25 Beaver Street
New York, NY 10004
DHCR also has
a FAQ on
their website about the State Mitchell-Lama program.