New York City Plans Suspension of HPD’s Affordable Senior Housing Program, AIRS

Rendering of Broome Street Development. Designed by Dattner Architects

Due to fair housing concerns, New York City plans to suspend the Affordable Independent Residences for Seniors housing program, aka AIRS, beginning July 21, 2021.

As reported by The Real Deal in December, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced it would stop accepting applications for Privately Financed Affordable Senior Housing program, which allows developers to increase the scale of a project for incorporating affordable senior housing.

To qualify for the increase, developments must allocate a minimum of ten units to elderly residents making at or below 80 percent of the area median income and fill 90 percent of those apartments with at least one resident age 62 or older.

HPD announced to the New York State Association for Affordable Housing that it was suspending the program because of concerns that senior units are off limits to families who would benefit from living in “high-opportunity areas” with proximity to good schools, mass transit, and other amenities.

Any senior housing applications filed prior to the July cutoff will have new deadlines in the upcoming months. It is unclear if HPD has plans to revise the program.

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70 Comments on "New York City Plans Suspension of HPD’s Affordable Senior Housing Program, AIRS"

  1. Would love to have a application please

  2. Love ah application please

  3. When you get any available application for a one bedroom unit for a single adult send me one thank you

  4. I am interested in an application for 2-bedroom apartment.

  5. Stupidity on the part of HPD. Shut down a good program which brings stable senior citizen into apartments.

    ‘…concerns that senior units are off limits to families who would benefit from living in “high-opportunity areas” with proximity to good schools, mass transit, and other amenities…’

    In other words let’s fill those apartments up with destructive Section-8 welfare families.

    • Your assumption is inappropriate. All Section 8 participants are not destructive. If available Section 8 is for seniors also, however, unimaginable waiting lists.

    • Unfortunately, it’s not their call…this happened with artist housing as well. The feds probably told them to stop as it violates fair housing.

      It’s dumb for sure but it’s not HPD’s fault, they want these type of programs.

  6. I would love to have 3 bedroom me & my kids

  7. How is that not discriminatory to seniors?

  8. Looking for a two bedroom

  9. You would have to make $17,000 yrly, or less for a single person to qualify.
    For couples, the maximum income can not exceed $35,000 yrly.

  10. Would love to be able to apply.

  11. Michael D. Skelly | January 3, 2021 at 2:11 pm | Reply

    Never Forget, Its all about MONEY not seniors…

  12. Paulette Meade | January 3, 2021 at 2:29 pm | Reply

    It’s about time someone look out for seniors with regard to affordable housing .Please send an application when they become available.

  13. Eduardo Mejía | January 3, 2021 at 2:30 pm | Reply

    Una aplicación por favor …. o un link donde aplicar

  14. need application for 2 bedroom thank you

    • Albayolie??‍♀️ | January 9, 2021 at 10:47 am | Reply

      It’s amazing love it?. I’m a senior citizen (62) I’m interested in one bedroom. Blessings?for this page.
      Thanks a lot.

  15. Sheila Armistead | January 3, 2021 at 3:07 pm | Reply

    Should we discontinue senior housing programs; let them fend for themselves in the market and focus on families???

  16. Deloris Richardson | January 3, 2021 at 3:08 pm | Reply

    Looking for a 1-bedroom apartment … Please send me an application as soon as 1 is available. Thank you for your time & cooperation

  17. Diane Williams | January 3, 2021 at 3:21 pm | Reply

    First to the person who obviously knows nothing about sec 8
    The majority of people with sec 8 are not on Welfare
    What makes you think people on Welfare are destructive
    Due to C19 there are a ton of people on welfare
    Seniors are the most important people they have wisdom and knowledge
    But who needs or cares about them
    Take their homes money
    Cast them the wind

  18. I would lime to have an application

    • Denise Gillard jawando | January 4, 2021 at 12:28 am | Reply

      Diane Williams you are exactly right! I held a Section 8 certificate and always worked… paid almost $2,000 being on Section 8! How many people make ignorant comments that they have no idea what they talking about. I managed to get a college degree my darling my daughter got her college degree and I gave it up now I am looking for a home claim to be a homeowner soon. I was not on welfare programs are ridiculous these days and even some married couples have section 8! People please educate yourself before you make ignorant comments

  19. Katherine McCauley | January 3, 2021 at 3:47 pm | Reply

    Diane Williams. Thank you for your educated response to that section 8 comment. You are a better person

  20. Tiesha Lacaille | January 3, 2021 at 5:06 pm | Reply

    Good afternoon , I would like to apply for the affordable apartments in Long island City Queens New York. I would like to apply for the new apartments that are coming. Can you please send the application to my email. Thank You!! Tiesha Lacaille

  21. I would love to have a application please it will be my gift for 2021 thank you in advance

  22. Please send information where applications are available

  23. I am interested in a 3bedroom

  24. Rachelle Biggers | January 3, 2021 at 7:16 pm | Reply

    I am a senior looking for affordable housing please send me the information to obtain an application.
    Thanking you in advance.

  25. Sedella Harvin | January 3, 2021 at 7:35 pm | Reply

    Im looking a one bedroom please send application
    Thank you

  26. Herminia Garcia | January 3, 2021 at 8:58 pm | Reply

    I’m interested in a two bedroom apartment can I send me an application

  27. Please send application

  28. I apologies I’m looking for a one bedroom I will be 59 years old don’t mind going on a waiting list until I turn 62

  29. Janice Cornelius | January 3, 2021 at 9:28 pm | Reply

    I am looking for senior housing in Brooklyn n.y. Where and when can I apply

  30. I a vet and a senior who would like to apply for senior housing.
    Please forward all info and applications needed to acquire these accommodations.

    Thank you kindly

  31. I need an application for a one bedroom.
    Thank you

  32. Milagros Valencia | January 4, 2021 at 2:58 am | Reply

    Thank you for this important information. Please forward an application for a one bedroom or two bedroom request. Thank you.

  33. Milagros Valencia | January 4, 2021 at 3:00 am | Reply

    Please forward application for two bedrooms. Thank you.

  34. Ludmila Kossenkova | January 4, 2021 at 9:25 am | Reply

    Please send me an application. Thank you!

  35. I would love a application I’m a working mother mother 3 trying to get out the project

  36. Seniors are our most vulnerable
    Citizens when it comes to poverty and job discrimination due to age They’re on fixed income and need access to fair low income housing.

  37. Anthony Manello | January 4, 2021 at 3:19 pm | Reply

    Please send me an application for a studio apartment. Thank you,
    Anthony Manello

  38. Juanita Waters | January 4, 2021 at 4:07 pm | Reply

    I would like an application for myself, please send it to. Juanita Waters, 8802 Enfield Ct, apt 13, Laurel, MD 20708;

  39. I would love to have a chance to live in one of those beautiful apartments ? , My email is [email protected] thanks for listening.

  40. Murielle pierce | January 4, 2021 at 7:35 pm | Reply

    Rent is to high how rent going to be four us who works not getting enough house to get buy I lost my jobsdo to corona I apply for assistance I was denied more then two times I am being on my rent $21000 who do need to speak to

  41. Virginia Allen | January 4, 2021 at 8:16 pm | Reply

    Why is it that most of the new developments that are being built your income cannot exceed 35,000 for a SENIOR CITIZEN!!!

  42. Frederick Lipsett | January 4, 2021 at 9:37 pm | Reply

    I would like an app 64 years old and recently retired my income has been reduced and its hard to pay all my bills now

  43. Need a one or two bedroom
    Please let me know how and where to apply. I’m a senior.
    Thank you.

  44. Nancy Patnelli | January 5, 2021 at 6:55 am | Reply

    Happy New Year 2021.
    I would like an application
    My name is Nancy Patnelli
    [email protected]
    The buildings that you present are all beautiful.

  45. Evelyn Fantauzzi | January 5, 2021 at 7:16 am | Reply

    I want a application ty so much

  46. Evelyn Fantauzzi | January 5, 2021 at 7:17 am | Reply

    Studio ty Evelyn F

  47. Senior married couple in need of one bedroom apartment. Well-kept building with reliable elevators. Please forward application to [email protected]

    Thank you
    M Recio

  48. I would love to have a one bedroom apartment

  49. I would love to have a one bedroom apartment please let me know how I can apply thank and stay safe?

  50. I will like application for my mom and I she is a disable person that can’t be alone, thanks

  51. Brenda Pleasant | January 7, 2021 at 5:23 pm | Reply

    Please send me an application when they are available . 69 years old , retired , disabled , priced out of current housing market . Thank you .

  52. Imelda Pebenito | January 18, 2021 at 8:44 pm | Reply

    I want an application for 1 bedroom please. Thank you.

  53. I hope the real estate people who run this will have some kind of form letter you can send to the hunters of people that respond to the senior housing articles. You must let them know that you cannot send them an application but also you must send them a link to where they can get on a waiting list for affordable senior housing. I can’t believe you haven’t done this publicly on all these articles already.

  54. I do not agree with suspending the AIRS program.

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