The Ready to Rent program is run by the NYC Departments of Consumer Affairs and Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) in partnership with Ariva. You can schedule a financial counseling appointment to help you submit a stronger affordable housing application.
While financial counseling does not impact your placement in any affordable housing lottery, it can put you in a better financial position to obtain affordable housing.
Through HPD’s Housing Ambassador Program you can contact a community-based service provider who can assist you in finding and applying for affordable housing through HPD’s Housing Connect website. Both services are free and confidential and assistance is available in multiple languages.
Call 311 and ask for Ready to Rent free financial counseling to schedule your free, one-on-one counseling session.