Artists, in the end you write your own story. Whether you have affordable housing or not is equal to the amount of work you put into it. For an artist to achieve having a place to live that frees her or him to be able to focus on her or his art, requires an effort. It also necessitates starting in the first place. Follow this link for a good place to begin https://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/2076/new-york-city-housing-lottery. Now write your own housing story.