While income ($35,500 limit or more depending on family size) is the primary criteria for affordable housing in Nyack, residency, age, citizenship and work status also affect eligibility depending on whether the assistance is from HUD, or the Nyack Housing Authority. Authority-owned units are exclusively for Nyack residents. Other programs give preference to Nyack residents.
The Housing Authority uses HUD definitions of low income which include Extremely Low, Very Low, Low and Middle Income. All are based on a percentage of the median income in Rockland County, and all rise with the number of people in the family. To be eligible for housing assistance, a family’s income must not exceed approximately $35,500, with exceptions for family size.