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Emergency Rental Assistance

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844-NY-RENT (1-844-691-7368) 8 am- 7 pm
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The program launched on June 1st, 2021. It helps eligible New Yorkers pay for late rent or utility bills who have suffered financial hardship due to COVID-19.  Assistance may cover up to 12 months of late rent. Funds are limited; consider applying as soon as possible.
 
Eligibility

  • Household gross income is at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI)
  • On or after March 13, 2020, a member of the household received unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in income, incurred significant costs or experienced financial hardship, directly or indirectly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • There are no immigration status requirements to qualify for the program.
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    Registration & Application
    Visit https://nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov. For more information about prioritized households, documentation to provide, and enrolling organizations in your borough  visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/new-york-emergency-rental-assistance-program-erap.page or call 1-844-691-7368.
     
    Updated on June 2, 2021
     


     

    COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act

     
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    Contact the City’s Tenant Helpline by calling 311 and say “Tenant Helpline”
     
    Under a State law called the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act you can prevent yourself from eviction in New York City.
     
    If you have experienced financial hardship or face significant health risk because of COVID-19, you cannot be evicted until at least August 31, 2021.
     
    You must deliver your landlord, the local eviction court, or both a “Tenant’s Declaration of Hardship During the COVID-19 Pandemic” to protect yourself from eviction. To deliver this declaration online to the interested parties fill out this form by Housing Justice for All. A copy of the form will be sent to you as well.
     
    For emergency cash assistance or to apply to the COVID-19 relief program, call 311 to get more information or visit the Major’s Office to Protect Tenants website.
     
    Updated on May 6, 2021.
     


     

    Emergency Rental Assistance Grants (One-Shot Deals)

    HRA Infoline (718) 557-1399
    Housing Court Answers Link
     
    The One-Shot Deal is an emergency assistance program designed to meet the urgent needs of low-income New Yorkers. This assistance can be used to cover a number of situations like rental assistance to prevent or forestall an eviction.
     
    Eligibility
    All New Yorkers in need are eligible and the approval for your request is done in a case-by-case approach. You do not have to be a Public Assistance recipient to receive a one-shot deal. You may apply for a one-shot deal even if you have had one in the past.
     
    It is important that you provide documentation supporting your urgent need for assistance (like losing your job due to COVID impacts). In addition if applicable evidence of:
    • Utilization of available resources to avoid arrears
    • Affordability of housing (you must be earning more than your monthly payment rent)
    • Consideration of any special at-risk factors such as disability
    • A viable future plan to pay the rent going forward
    For documents examples, check out the One-Shot Deal guide by the Coalition for the Homeless.
     
    Repay
    Most one-shot deals will have to be paid back gradually through regular monthly payments. This is generally not the case if you are receiving SSI disability benefits.
     
    Application
    You must submit an application on ACCESS HRA. Follow the application instructions of this handout on the second page.
     
    Supporting Documents
    Review the types of documents you will need to submit by checking the Emergency Rental Assistance Handout.
     
    Approval
    Depending on the urgency of the case, it can take 30-45 days to receive a decision once all documents have been subsmitted. If you do not receive a decision after 30-45 days or before a pay date, you can check case status on ACCESS HRA or call HRA InfoLine for information at (718) 557-1399.
     
    Learn more in the Emergency Rental Assistance Grants Flyer.



    The One-Shot Deal es un programa de asistencia de emergencia diseñado para satisfacer las necesidades urgentes de los neoyorquinos de bajos ingresos. Esta asistencia se puede utilizar para cubrir una serie de situaciones como asistencia para el pago de alquiler para prevenir o parar un desalojo.
     
    Elegibilidad
    Todos los neoyorquinos con necesidades financieras son elegibles y la aprobación de la solicitud se realiza en un enfoque de caso por caso. No es necesario que sea un beneficiario de Asistencia Pública para recibir un One-Shot Deal. Puedes solicitar el beneficio de incluso si has tenido uno en el pasado.
     
    Es importante que proporciones documentación que respalde la necesidad de obtener asistencia urgente (como perder su trabajo debido a los impactos de COVID). Además, si corresponde, evidencia de:
    • Utilización de los recursos disponibles para evitar atrasos
    • Asequibilidad de la vivienda (por ejemplo debe estar ganando más que su pago mensual de alquiler)
    • Consideración de cualquier factor especial de riesgo, como discapacidad
    • Un plan futuro viable para pagar el alquiler en el futuro
     
    Reembolso
    La mayoría de los One-Shot Deals deberán reembolsarse gradualmente mediante pagos mensuales regulares. Por lo general, este no es el caso si recibe beneficios por discapacidad de SSI.
     
    Solicitud
    Debe enviar una solicitud en ACCESS HRA. Sigue las instrucciones de aplicación en este este folleto.
     
    Documentos de respaldo
    Revise los tipos de documentos que deberás presentar consultando el Folleto de Asistencia de Emergencia Para Pagos de Alquiler.
     
    Aprobación
    Dependiendo de la urgencia del caso, una decisión puede tomar de 30 a 45 días el recibir una vez que se hayan presentado todos los documentos. Si no recibes una decisión después de 30 a 45 días o antes de la fecha de vencimiento de pago, puedes verificar el estado del caso en ACCESS HRA o llama a la línea de información de HRA (718) 557-1399.
     
    Obtén más información en este folleto de subvenciones de asistencia de alquiler de emergencia.

     
    Updated on January 16, 2021
     


    Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Rent Freeze Program

     
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    Tenants that qualify for the NYC Rent Freeze Program for Tenants with Disabilities (DRIE) can have their rent frozen and be exempt from future rent increases. This does not lower your rent but only keeps it from increasing.
     
    To be eligible for DRIE, you must meet the following requirements
    ► You must be at least 18 years old.
    You must receive one of the following:
    ► Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    ► Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
    ► Disability-related Medicaid (if you have received either SSI or SSDI in the past)
    ► Veterans Affairs Disability Pension
    ► Veterans Affairs Compensation
    ► United States Postal Service (USPS) Disability Pension
    ► United States Postal Service (USPS) Disability Compensation
    ► You must live in an eligible apartment type.
    ► You must be named on the lease or the rent order or have been granted succession rights to the apartment.
     
    Also
    ► The apartment must be your primary residence, meaning you live there for most of the year.
    ► You must spend more than one-third of your monthly household income on rent.
    ► The total combined income for all members of your household must be $50,000 or less in the prior calendar year (DRIE records all income sources, taxable, and non-taxable. You can’t deduct your medical expenses and Medicare premium).
    More information on eligibility at Disability Rent Increase Exemption.
     
    Application
    Complete the DRIE Initial Application. You can submit your application online by signing up with the Department of Finance or by sending it to New York City Department of Finance Rent Freeze Program – DRIE P.O. Box 3179 Union, NJ 07083
     
    More information about the application at Disability Rent Increase Exemption.
     
    Updated on December 13, 2020
     


    Evictions Moratorium During the Pandemic

     
    NY STATE EVICTION MORATORIUM

    UPDATE: The NYS legislation placed a moratorium on residential evictions until August 31, 2021 for tenants who have endured COVID-related hardship. Tenants must submit a hardship declaration, or a document explaining the source of the hardship, to prevent evictions. Landlords can evict tenants that are creating safety or health hazards for other tenants, and those tenants who do not submit hardship declarations governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-extension-covid-19-emergency-eviction-and-foreclosure-prevention-act-2020

     
    The aforementioned means that you can prevent your landlord from evicting you if you have lost income or increased expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic or if moving from your home would pose a hardship during the pandemic.
     
    ► To be protected under this law, you must sign a “Hardship Declaration” and deliver it to your landlord. Find a Hardship Declaration form available in English and Spanish at http://nycourts.gov/covid-eefpa.shtml or fill it out at https://www.housingjusticeforall.org/tenants-declaration-form
    ► If you sign and deliver the Hardship Declaration, you cannot be evicted from your primary residence pursuant to a pending case, and your landlord may not file a new case to evict you from your primary residence, until at least May 1, 2021. Find more information about the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 at https://www1.nyc.gov/content/tenantresourceportal/pages/eviction-moratorium-and-courthouse-closures
     
    TENANTS SAFE HARBOR ACT BY GOVERNOR CUOMO
    The Tenant Safe Harbor Act prevents landlords from evicting tenants in nonpayment cases for money owed between March 7, 2020 and the beginning of Stage 4. Landlords can only get money judgments in court. Tenants have to show in court that they were hurt financially by COVID-19. Learn more visiting https://www.nycbar.org/get-legal-help/2021/01/moratorium-on-evictions
     
    EVICTION PREVENTION
    Deliver the Hardship Declaration Form to your landlord. Fill out the form at https://www.housingjusticeforall.org/tenants-declaration-form and a copy of the declaration will be delivered to your landlord’s inbox.
     
    For more information about eviction prevention visit the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants. If you are struggling to pay rent, contact call 311 in NYC and ask for the “Tenant Helpline”, or fill out the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants’ Contact Us form.
     
    For more resources and updates, visit the Information and Resources for NYC Tenants Impacted by COVID-19 Website.
     

    ESPAÑOL/SPANISH

     
    MORATORIO DE DESALOJO DEL ESTADO DE NY

    ACTUALIZACION: La legislación del Estado de Nueva York estableció una moratoria sobre los desalojos residenciales hasta el 31 de agosto de 2021 para los inquilinos que han sufrido dificultades relacionadas con COVID. Los inquilinos deben presentar una declaración de dificultades o un documento que explique la fuente de las dificultades para evitar los desalojos. Los propietarios pueden desalojar a los inquilinos que están creando peligros para la seguridad o la salud de otros inquilinos, y a los inquilinos que no presenten declaraciones de dificultades económicas. governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-extension-covid-19-emergency-eviction-and- ley-de-prevención-de-ejecución-hipotecaria-2020 governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-extension-covid-19-emergency-eviction-and-foreclosure-prevention-act-2020
     
    Bajo esta moratoria, usted puede evitar que su arrendador lo desaloje si ha perdido ingresos o ha aumentado los gastos durante la pandemia de COVID-19 o si mudarse de su hogar representaría una dificultad.
     
    ► Para estar protegido por esta ley, debe firmar una “Declaración de Dificultad” y entregársela a su arrendador. Encuentre un formulario de Declaración de Dificultades disponible en español en http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/SSI/images/corona/HardshipDeclaration_span.pdf o en https://www.housingjusticeforall.org/tenants-declaration-form (haga clic en “Language” y elija “Español”)
    ► Si firma y entrega la Declaración de Dificultades Económicas, no puede ser desalojado de su residencia principal de conformidad con un caso pendiente, y su arrendador no puede presentar un nuevo caso para desalojarlo de su residencia principal, hasta al menos el 1 de mayo de 2021. Encuentre más información sobre la Ley de Prevención de Ejecuciones Hipotecarias y Desalojos de Emergencia COVID-19 de 2020 en https://www1.nyc.gov/content/tenantresourceportal/pages/eviction-moratorium-and-courthouse-closures
     
    LEY DE PUERTO SEGURO PARA INQUILINOS POR EL GOBERNADOR CUOMO
    La Ley de Puerto Seguro Para Inquilinos evita que los propietarios desalojen a los inquilinos en casos de falta de pago por el dinero adeudado entre el 7 de marzo de 2020 y el comienzo de la Etapa 4 de la pandemia. Los propietarios solo pueden obtener fallos monetarios en los tribunales. Los inquilinos deben demostrar ante el tribunal que se vieron perjudicados financieramente por COVID-19. Obtenga más información visitando https://www.nycbar.org/get-legal-help/es/2020/11/moratoria-para-desahucios
     
    PREVENCIÓN DE DESALOJO
    Entregue el formulario de declaración de dificultades económicas al propietario. Complete el formulario en https://www.housingjusticeforall.org/tenants-declaration-form y una copia de la declaración será enviada al correo electrónico del propietario.
     
    Para obtener más información sobre la prevención de desalojos, visite la Oficina del Alcalde para Proteger a los Inquilinos. Si tiene dificultades para pagar el alquiler, llame al 311 en NYC y solicite la “Línea de ayuda para inquilinos” , o complete el formulario de Contacto de la Oficina del Alcalde para Proteger a los Inquilinos.

     
    Updated on May 6, 2021
     


     

    HomeBase Organization and NYC Connect

     
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    HomeBase Locations Link
    NYC Connect Website (Affordable Housing Lottery)
     

    To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Homebase locations are closed. Homebase services are still available by phone.

     

    Para prevenir posibles contagios con COVID-19, todas las oficinas de Homebase están cerradas. Los servicios de Homebase están aún disponibles por teléfono.

     
    Homebase will help you develop a personalized plan to overcome an immediate housing crisis and achieve housing stability. You may be eligible for Homebase services if you:
    1) Are at imminent risk of entering the New York City shelter system
    2) Are low-income
    3) Want to remain stably housed in your community
     
    Find your nearest Homebase office via this map. Call the office before visiting to schedule a set time that is convenient for you. Learn more with these FAQs.
     
    More information on this Housing resources handout.
    Information in Spanish in this Spanish Housing resources handout.
     
    NYC Connect offers a list of affordable housing opportunities to the public. Create an account and apply to the listed developments. Remember to keep applying when new developments get posted to increase your chances to be favored in the NYC Connect Housing lottery.
     

    Encuentra recursos e información en esta hoja informacional para superar una crisis de vivienda. HomeBase es una organización que te ayudará con un plan personalizado para que puedas residir en una vivienda de manera estable. Podrás ser elegible para los servicios de HomeBase si:
     
     
    1) Estás en riesgo inminente de entrar al sistema de albergues
    2) Cuentas con bajos ingresos económicos, y
    3) Quieres residir de manera estable en su comunidad
     
    NYC Connect es un listado de rentas a bajo costo en toda la ciudad disponibles para familias con bajos ingresos. Crea una cuenta en la página NYC Connect y aplica a los apartamentos publicados. Recuerda aplicar a todos los apartamentos nuevos para aumentar las oportunidades de ganar la loteria de vivienda.

     
    Updated on December 24, 2020
     


    For Children and Families: Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH)

     
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    151 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY 10451
    718-503-6400
     
    Families with children experiencing homelessness can apply for shelter at the Department of Homeless Services’ Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) center.
     
    Services
    PATH will identify housing needs, provide resources to help prevent homelessness, and place families experiencing homelessness into a shelter. During the application process, all families will be offered a temporary shelter placement. PATH is open for 24 hours daily (including holidays and weekends), and applications are processed from 9am-5pm. Interpreter assistance is available.
     
    Eligiblity
    Families who do not have alternative housing options will be offered a permanent shelter placement. Families with children younger than 21, families with a pregnant woman, and pregnant women are eligible.
     
    All family members seeking shelter must be present and provide identification in the form of one of the following*:
    –Form of ID with a picture and proof of age (ex: welfare ID, green card, driver’s license, passport, visa, picture employment card)
    –Birth certificate
    –Social Security card
    –Medicaid card
    –Identity card in the Public Assistance System
     
    *If you are unable to locate one of the items listed, the Department of Homeless Services will try to help you find a form of identification.
     
    If you are working you must provide your most recent pay stub.
     
    How It Works
    Once you arrive at PATH, you will first be interviewed by a Human Resources Administration (HRA) caseworker, who will inquire about your living situation and explain the services that may help you avoid entering shelter- including family mediation, anti-eviction legal services, out-of-city relocation assistance, Family Homelessness Eviction Prevention Supplement (FHEPS), or a One-Shot Deal through HRA.
     
    You may be assigned a temporary shelter placement for up to 10 days while DHS investigates the information provided during the interview. Based on the investigation, DHS determines whether you are eligible for shelter, based on whether you have fully cooperated with the application and eligibility process and/or have other housing options available to you.
     
    To learn more about how to apply, visit the PATH website or download this brochure.
     

    PATH es un programa de albergue temporal para las familias que no tienen opciones alternas para vivir en una casa. Si este es su caso, considera aplicar al programa PATH.  Sin embargo, recomendamos que primero explores los servicios que ofrece HomeBase.
     
    Cómo functiona PATH: Una vez llegues a las oficinas de PATH, serás entrevistado por un administrador de casos quien preguntará por tu situación de vivienda. Este también explicará los servicios que ayudarán a evitar entrar al sistema de albergue (mediación familiar, servicios anti-evicción, asistencia con reubicación fuera de la ciudad, o el Programa Suplementario para Evitar Evicciones de Familias sin Hogar, y un Trato Directo con el HRA. 
     
    Todos los miembros de la familia que buscan refugio deben estar presentes y proporcionar una identificación en la forma de uno de los siguientes*:
    -Formulario de identificación con una foto y prueba de edad (por ejemplo: identificación de asistencia social, tarjeta de residencia americana, licencia de conducir, pasaporte, visa, tarjeta deempleo con foto)
    -Certificado de nacimiento
    -Tarjeta de seguridad social
    -Tarjeta de Medicaid
    -Identidad del Sistema de Asistencia Pública
     
    * Si no puedes ubicar uno de los elementos enumerados, el Departamento de Servicios para Personas Sin Hogar intentará ayudarte a encontrar una forma de identificación.
     
    Si estás trabajando, deberás proporcionar tu comprobante de pago más reciente.
     
    Es posible que se te asigne una ubicación en un refugio temporal por hasta 10 días mientras el DHS investiga la información proporcionada durante la entrevista. Con base en la investigación, el DHS determina si eres elegible para refugio, en función de si has cooperado plenamente con el proceso de solicitud y elegibilidad y/o si existen otras opciones de vivienda disponibles para tu familia.
     
    Para aprender más sobre el proceso, visita la página de PATH.

     
    Updated on December 19, 2020
     



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