New York City
HPD's Our Space Initiative funds light-touch services for rental units affordable to formerly homeless households whose incomes are at or below 30% of the area median income (AMI).
Tenant Eligibility Criteria
Eligible units are referred by HPD for formerly homeless households.
Nonprofit or for-profit developers receiving subsidy through HPD New Construction programs, such as ELLA, Mix & Match, and NCP.
A capitalized Social Service Reserve of up to $7,500 per homeless unit and annualized reserve of $9,500 per 5% of the homeless units (rounded up) may fund the approved social service plan.
One time payment for social services for new homeless households for the life of the project. Project regulatory period varies based on specific financing.
- Please note that this subsidy is a small, one-time payment to provide "light-touch" social services to formerly homeless households at the time of initial lease-up. This funding is not sufficient to provide comprehensive, long-term social services.
- For households with more complex needs, seek other sources of service funding.
Social service provider must be approved by HPD. See the HPD Pre-Qualified List of Housing Retention and Stabilization Services for a list of approved service providers.
For More Information
For more information and Frequently Asked Questions, please see HPD's website.
Contact HPD's Multifamily New Construction Finance:
100 Gold Street, Room 9I-5
Last updated: 08/29/2019