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LES NYCHA housing looking north.

NYCHA housing on the Lower East Side.

More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in the New York City Housing Association’s (NYCHA) 334 public housing developments around the five boroughs. Another 235,000 New Yorkers receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program. NYCHA is also the largest public housing authority in North America.