9. Range of Affordable Housing Types in NYC

Affordable New York A Housing Legacy Exhibit-Thomas Mellon-MCNY-Museum of the City of New York-NYC-12

All the acronyms and types of affordable housing can be confusing, even to insiders. Besides NYCHA Public Housing, there’s Section 8, Mitchell-Lama, Low Income Housing Credits (LIHTC), the 80/2o Program and 421a. The opening hallway of the exhibition highlights the difference between all the types of affordable housing, as well as the distinction from rent regulation, which is not based on financial need.