Affordable housing tip: File your income taxes! For performing arts and entertainment professionals, many of whom are self-employed, have fluctuating income, and/or earn wages in cash, tax returns can be the best way to establish eligibility for subsidized housing or to illustrate that you qualify for a mortgage.
New York Housing Resources
Subsidized Housing Search Resources
Unsubsidized Housing Search Resources
Attorney General’s Tenants’ Rights Guide
Existing Housing for Artists and Entertainers
Affordable Housing Partnership for Artists
Click the link above for the most up-to-date information on a new affordable housing opportunity, The Pacific Avenue Arts Colony in San Pedro, which will be open for occupancy in the beginning of 2015. Application workshops are scheduled for early November 2014. RSVP at the Affordable Housing Partnership for Artists website. If you can not attend a workshop, but would like to receive information about the Pacific Avenue Arts Colony, please call the building’s hotline at 310.802.2622.
The Affordable Housing Partnership for Artists seeks to provide artists and creative professionals with the information and tools they need to access affordable housing, allowing them a stable platform from which to thrive and participate actively in their community. The partnership will begin by focusing on immediate affordable housing opportunities in LA’s Arts District and Downtown, creating a replicable strategy for other LA neighborhoods and beyond. This website will post notifications of upcoming affordable housing opportunities, provide descriptions of eligibility criteria and application processes, and list the schedule of information sessions and workshops that will help you fully prepare yourself. Please check the website regularly.
Chicago Housing Resources
The Housing program is open to all members of the entertainment industry.
212.221.7300 ext. 107
For questions about housing in the Central and Western Regions:
323.933.9244 ext. 455
The Actors Fund operates an assisted living and skilled nursing facility, as well as two supportive housing developments in New York and Los Angeles. For more details on Actors Fund housing and application information, click on the links below.
Click here for our interactive Bulletin Board where you can post available housing opportunities or search for them if you need to find a place to live.
We are proud to present The Actors Fund Podcast Series, offering valuable information based on workshops The Fund offers in our New York and Los Angeles offices. Stay tuned for more to come in the series!