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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Subsidized Housing Search Resources

Mitchell-Lama Housing

The Mitchell-Lama Housing program provides affordable rental and cooperative housing to moderate- and middle-income families.

NY State Division of Homes and Community Renewal (HCR)

HCR builds and preserves homes and communities for low and moderate income New York state residents, promoting affordable housing and community renewal efforts.

NYC Department of the Aging (DFTA)

DFTA maintains borough-based guides to alternatives in senior housing.

NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)

HPD promotes quality housing and diverse, thriving neighborhoods for New Yorkers through loan and development programs for new affordable housing, preservation of the affordability of existing housing stock, enforcement of housing quality standards, and educational programs for tenants and building owners.

NYC Housing Connect

On this site you can search and select affordable housing, enter and update your household information and apply for housing.

NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC)

HDC seeks to increase the supply of multi-family housing, stimulate economic growth and revitalize neighborhoods by financing the creation and preservation of affordable housing for low-, moderate- and middle-income New Yorkers.

Tenant Organizations

Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES)

This neighborhood housing and preservation organization on the Lower East Side is dedicated to tenants’ rights, homelessness prevention, economic development and community revitalization.

Housing Conservation Coordinators

Legal non-for-profit organization that seeks to preserve safe, secure and affordable housing on the West Side

Metropolitan Council on Housing

City-wide tenants’ rights membership organization that advocates and actively fights for tenants and tenants’ rights

New York State Tenants and Neighbors

This statewide organization fights for tenants’ rights and affordable housing and helps to develop new tenant associations and strengthen those that already exist.

West Side Neighborhood Alliance

This independent, member-run organization mobilizes residents to take charge of planning their community, and advocates for a diverse, affordable, livable neighborhood that preserves the mixed-income character of today’s West Side.

Existing Housing for Artists and Entertainers

529 West 29th Street

Housing with 139 units, 70 percent dedicated to artist housing and the balance for residents of the local community board and seniors.

El Barrio Artspace PS109

Housing with 89 units of affordable live-work housing for artists and their families, gallery space, and space for arts and cultural organizations.

Manhattan Plaza

Housing with 1,689 units, 70 percent occupied by performing artists with the balance occupied by community elderly and community residents living in subsidized housing. No open wait list.


Housing for artists and entertainers, featuring 384 live-work units. No open wait list.