Based on the liberal housing rules of NYC, it wouldn't be surprising.
900 bucks a month, and you pay 1/3 of that if salary allows. if you don't work. Don't worry about it. Section 8 will provide the entire cost. And the great thing is that it's renewable for life so there is never an incentive to leave the program. Hopefully, New York's city council will approve this for you, if they haven't done so already.