Mitchell-Lama Housing

Madison Towers is a State Supervised Middle Income Housing Development for Families and

has eligibility requirements related to income limits, family size, and apartment size.


The Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) is responsible for the supervision, maintenance, and development of moderate-income housing in New York State. DHCR performs a number of activities in fulfillment of this mission, including oversight and regulation of the State's public and publically assisted rental housing; administration of the State's rent regulations and protection of rent regulated tenants; and administration of housing development and community preservation programs.

All applicants are entered into Mitchell-Lama Automated Waiting List (AWL). DHCR developed this web-based system to enable State-supervised housing companies to store and process applicant information more efficiently and to improve its ability to monitor their tenant selection activities. All tenants in DHCR supervised Mitchell-Lama developments are required to report their income, and the income of all household members, annually and to comply with housing company requests for documentation. Tenants are subject to DHCR's annual income review procedure.An applicant whose adjusted household income exceeds the maximum admission income limit may be admitted paying a rent surcharge. Please visit for more information.


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Admission Preference for Veterans:


Pursuant to Section 31 of the Private Housing Finance Law, limited profit developments with open waiting lists are required to afford an admission preference to veterans, or their surviving spouses, who served on active duty during time of war (as defined in Section 85 of the Civil Service Law) and reside in New York State. Note that the following limited dividend family developments are not subject to this statute: Amalgamated Houses in the Bronx, the five Electchesters in Queens, Harry Silver Apartments in Brooklyn and Knickerbocker Village in Manhattan.


For information about New York City middle income developments write to New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038, call (212) 863-6500, visit their website at:, or call their Affordable Housing Hotline: (212) 863-5610, or Spanish Speaking (212) 863-5620.