A project-based Section 8 building is a building in which a landlord has a contract with the federal government, through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to keep the building affordable for low income families. These contracts between the landlord and the government expire, so project-based Section 8 buildings can lose their affordability if landlords don’t renew their contracts. Section 8 contracts apply to the entire building, so Section 8 buildings provide affordable housing for many low income people.
New York City has lost thousands of units of affordable project-based Section 8 housing in the past decade. Tenants & Neighbors has organized to preserve this precious affordable housing resource. If you have received an opt-out notice in your development, please contact Jen Berkley at JBerkley@tandn.org or 212-608-4320 ext. 311.
Project-based Section 8 Fact Sheets: