NY STATE EVICTION MORATORIUM:
On August 12, the courts issued a new order extending the universal eviction moratorium until at least October 1, 2020. The moratorium applies to residential tenants in all types of housing. Through this extension, landlords will not be able to evict tenants due to a lack of payment until 10/01/2020. The moratorium also applies to all pre-existing orders.
For eviction prevention information visit the Tenant’s Right Eviction Prevention Website. If you are struggling to pay rent, contact the HRA’s Infoline at 718-557-1399 and ask for the One-Shot Deal emergency assistance program. You may qualify for the benefit.
For Q&A about eviction procedures, check this document by the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition.
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 August 6 – 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/
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:
-Are at imminent risk of entering the New York City shelter system
-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.
Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH)
151 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY 10451
PATH is a temporal shelter program for families that do not have alternate options for housing. If this is your case, consider applying to the PATH program that will get a shelter for you and your children. We encourage you to explore options firstly with HomeBase before visiting PATH.
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.