NYCHA Section 8 Program Cuts

Due to a decrease in federal funding, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) cannot accept any new NYCHA Section 8 voucher applications or process existing NYCHA 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.

If you are a Section 8 voucher holder who has identified an apartment but has not yet scheduled an appointment for an inspection, or if you have a voucher but are still searching for an apartment, your voucher has been terminated.

If your voucher was terminated due to insufficient federal funds, NYCHA will ensure that you remain a priority on the Section 8 waiting list. You will not lose your 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 be eligible for a recurring monthly housing subsidy grant from the Administration for Children's Services (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, Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

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