The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is a HUD federally-funded program that provides rental assistance for quality units chosen by the tenant in the private rental market.
NYCHA's HCV program is the largest in the country. Approximately 29,000 Section 8 property owners participate in the program, encompassing over 85,000 units. Over 250,000 New Yorkers are currently receiving Section 8 rental subsidies.
Benefits of Becoming a NYCHA Section 8 Property Owner
Becoming a Section 8 property owner with NYCHA is fast, easy and has many good benefits:
NYCHA will schedule your unit for a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection within 5 business days of receipt of an approved tenant rental packet. No walk-in center appointments are required for the submission of rental packets by our customers.
List your vacant units online exclusively with NYCHA - free of charge.Section 8 voucher holders can now access your available apartment listings online directly from the NYCHA Tenant Self Service portal. Listing and managing your online apartment referrals is very easy. Just log onto the NYCHA Owner Extranet. Simply click on “List Vacant Apartments”. You can add or remove online apartment referrals at your convenience.
NYCHA makes all monthly Housing Assistance Payments electronically to owners. Electronic banking allows for immediate access to your money on the first of every month and eliminates trips to the banks. Payment history details and tenant rent shares are readily available via the Owner Extranet. To enroll, navigate to the Owner Extranet, and complete the Direct Deposit Enrollment form.
Become a Section 8 Property Owner
If you are interested in becoming a Section 8 owner, the voucher holder will provide you with a rental packet that will include the below listed documents that you must complete.
- NYCHA Section 8 Property Owner Registration form
- Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA)
- Lead Paint Disclosure form
- W-9 (Request for Taxpayer ID W-9 Form)
Please contact the Customer Contact Center at 718-707-7771if you have any questions with this process.
Register on the NYCHA Owner Extranet - Self-Service Portal
Property owners can view and manage their entire Section 8 portfolio online any time—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click on this link self-service portal
to get started.
Change of Ownership
NYCHA will process a change of ownership only if the request is accompanied by proper documents of ownership of the property in question (copy of the deed or title) and proper documentation of the sale agreement. All documents must be submitted within 60 days of the closing. NYCHA will commence Section 8 payments to the new owner once all documents have been reviewed and approved by NYCHA.
The following documents must be submitted to process a change of ownership:
- NYCHA Section 8 Property Owner Registration Form
- NYCHA Landlord Payment Affidavit Form (Only if there is more than One Owner)
- Recorded deed
- W-9 form for the payee
Based on the type of unit(s) you own, NYCHA may require additional documents to process the change of ownership. Below is a list of additional required documents:
- Buildings Under Receivership and 7A Administrators Must Provide the Court Order Appointing the Receiver or 7A Administrator
- Condominium Owners are Required to Provide Unit Deeds
- Cooperative Owners are Required to Provide Proprietary Leases and Share Certificate
- When the Owner is an Estate, Letters of Testamentary (Court Documents) are required.
Section 8 HCV Program Updates
Be informed of what is going on in NYCHA’s Leased Housing Department through our Owner/Tenant Newsletter
Committing fraud is a violation of the Section 8 program's rules and responsibilities. NYCHA will take action against applicants, program participants, and owners who commit fraud, bribery, or other corrupt or criminal acts. Program participants who commit fraud could be required to repay all overpaid rental assistance, arrested, fined and/or imprisoned, or have their Section 8 assistance terminated.
If you know someone who commits fraud, bribery or other corrupt or criminal acts, please report immediately by calling NYCHA's Inspector General (IG) Office at 212-306-3355, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, to make an anonymous complaint.
Voucher Payment Standards and Utility Allowance Schedules
Voucher Payment Standards (VPS) and Utility Allowance Schedules are the maximum amount of subsidy NYCHA will pay to the owner on behalf of a voucher holder. NYCHA's payment standard schedule is based on the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for each unit size established by HUD. These standards can be set between 90% and 110% of the published FMR. Please view VPS and Utility Allowance Schedules for the most up to date information.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)