Apply for New York State Rent Relief
APPLY FOR RENT RELIEF THROUGH
NEW YORK STATE HOMES AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
COVID RENT RELIEF PROGRAM
APPLICATIONS CLOSE JULY 31–ACT QUICKLY
New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) has launched its Covid Rent Relief Program which will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. Applications will be accepted until July 30. HCR will prioritize eligible households with “greatest economic and social need” accounting for income, rent burden, percent of income lost and risk of homelessness.
The rental assistance payment will cover the difference between the household’s rent burden on March 1, 2020 and the increase in rent burden for the months the households is applying for assistance. Households can apply for up to four months in rental assistance.