Rent Relief Program
Call 311 to get help
If you lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic between April 1 and July 31, and you have a rental burden or expect to have a rental burden, consider applying to the COVID Rent Relief Program (RRP). The application period has been extended to February 1. 2021 – call 311 for more information.
Calculate your eligibility here.
You can apply if you live in rent-regulated and market-rate homes. You do not need a lease. This program is not providing assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.
–Before March 1, 2020 and at the time of application, household income must have been below 80% of the area median income, adjusted for household size. Find your county’s area median income.
–Before March 1, 2020 and at the time of application, the household must have been paying more than 30% of gross monthly income towards rent. Gross income includes wages as well as any cash grants, child support, social security, unemployment benefits, etc.
–Applicants must have lost income during the period of April 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020.
–Households with at least one household member with U.S. Citizenship or eligible immigration status are qualified to receive the subsidy.
–Tenants currently receiving a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher for housing costs or who reside in public housing are not eligible for RRP assistance.
For more information about eligibility visit https://access.nyc.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/
How to Apply
Applications for COVID Rent Relief Program Available Online at https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP. The deadline to submit your COVID Rent Relief Program application is February 1, 2021.
Previous Applicants Do Not Have to Reapply to Receive Consideration.
For Help Applying
Residents who need help or have questions about their application can contact HCR’s COVID Rent Relief Program Call Center for assistance at 833-499-0318 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Center representatives are available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
You can also call 311 and ask for the “Tenant Helpline” to be connected with tenant support specialists who can help you navigate the application process.