NYCHA Section 8 Program Cuts

Due to a decrease in Federal funding, NYCHA cannot accept any new Section 8 voucher applications or process existing Section 8 vouchers until further notice. The authority is making every effort to find additional funding. NYCHA has no plans to terminate the vouchers of those who are currently receiving a Section 8 subsidy for their housing unit.

NYCHA will continue to process recent Section 8 voucher holders who have already scheduled an inspection of their housing unit.

For Section 8 voucher holders who have identified an apartment and not yet scheduled an appointment to have the housing unit inspected and for those voucher holders who are still searching for an apartment, the vouchers will be terminated immediately.

NYCHA will ensure that recipients of vouchers that are terminated due to insufficient federal funds will remain a priority on the Section 8 waiting list. They will not lose their priority on the waiting list once funds become available at a future date.

Families Being Reunited with a Child in Foster Care and Youth Aging Out of Foster Care who are already in an apartment and receiving Section 8 benefits will continue to receive their benefits. Families who have applied for Section 8 and are either waiting to hear about the status of their application or have received a voucher but have not yet secured an apartment are affected by this program cut and may be referred for other housing services such as NYCHA Public Housing and may now be eligible for a recurring monthly housing subsidy grant from ACS. Youth may also be referred for NYCHA Public Housing as well as NY/NYIII. Families and youth who have active ACS cases should also contact ACS’s Housing Support and Services program at 150 William Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10038, or call (212) 442-4723, Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

DHS Advantage Program Participants who have submitted or received Section 8 vouchers should contact the HomeBase office in their community for assistance with exploring their housing options.

Victims of Domestic Violence who need information and assistance regarding domestic violence services please contact the NYC Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 621-HOPE (4673).