Want to learn more about how to apply for affordable housing? The Actors Fund informational workshop helps participants understand the process and get organized so they can be prepared to take advantage of opportunities to apply for affordable housing.

The application process is explained in simple steps and helps applicants avoid common mistakes. Information regarding income eligibility, tenant selection criteria and documentation is discussed to address the specific needs of the arts community. This workshop is free to the public.

The following questions will be addressed:

  • How do you find and apply for affordable housing?
  • What are the eligibility requirements? (Income, household size, credit, housing history, etc.)
  • How does a housing lottery work?
  • Can you get on a waiting list?
  • How do you document your income if it fluctuates year to year?
  • How can you best prepare yourself for an interview?
  • What are your options if you are denied?

Friday, April 13th, 6pm-8pm

Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave, Entrance on 37th St
Astoria, NY 11101



About The Actors Fund:

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. The Fund’s Affordable Housing Initiatives include educational programs, resource sharing, advocacy and development with the goal of increasing access to affordable housing opportunities for our constituents. 



About the Presenter:
Daniel Arnow recently joined The Actors Fund as Director of Affordable Housing Initiatives. With over 15 year of experience in the NYC arts and culture and a M.Sc. in Urban Planning from Pratt Institute with a focus on arts policy and cultural development, Daniel is committed to building sustainable communities in the arts.


The Actors Fund is proud to serve as a Housing Ambassador in partnership with NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). HPD partners with community-based service providers in New York City who provide up-to-date, consistent information and help people prepare and apply for affordable housing.