First-Time Applicants

Documents to Send to DOF

Use the charts below to help organize the various documents you will need to send to Finance along with your completed application. NEVER send your originals, just copies. Refer to the “Forms and Contact Information” page for details of where to submit your application and information.


Proof of Age - Send a copy of anyone one of these
  • Baptismal record
  • U.S. Passport
  • Non-Driver's Identification
  • Birth Certificate
  • Driver's License
  • Other federal, state, or local document with date-of-birth

Proof of Income - Send a copy of all that apply
  • Federal & State Income Tax Returns
  • 1099-SSA
  • 1099-R
  • Public assistance benefit letter
  • Pension/annuity statement
  • Public assistance budget statement
  • Student status letter for any non-working students living in your household
  • W2 Forms
  • SSI Letter
  • Unemployment/1099-G, Interest 1099-INT
  • Bank or brokerage account year end statement
  • Social security benefit statement (SSA/SSI/SSD)
  • Signed letter from boarder stating rental payments
  • Signed letter from friend/family stating amount of monetary assistance
FOR DRIE ONLY - Send a copy of Notice of Award Letter for one of these:
  • Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI);
  • Federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI);
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs disability pension or compensation; or
  • Disability-related Medicaid if the applicant has received either SSI or SSDI in the past.

Rent Stabilized Apartment
  • Leases – The prior and current leases signed by you and your landlord
  • Preferential rent rider (if applicable)
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) or 80/20 or 60/40 rider (if applicable)
  • DHCR approved MCI (Major Capital Improvement) order
 
Rent Controlled Apartment
  • Notice of Maximum Collectible Rent (form RN 26) for prior and current year
  • Owner's report and Certification of Fuel Cost Adjustment (form RA33.10) for prior and current year
 
Rent Regulated Hotel Unit
  • DHCR annual apartment registration for prior and current year along with a signed letter from the Management or Owner indicating current and prior rent
  • DHCR Rent History
  • DHCR approved MCI (Major Capital Improvement) order
  • Affidavit of Household Income for the prior year
 
Mitchell-Lama, Limited Dividend Housing Company, Redevelopment Company
  • FOR DRIE - SEND A COPY OF ALL OF THESE
    • Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) or Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) Commissioner’s Orders
    • Rent printout or letter from your management office specifying the start date and the amount of your most recent rent increase
    • Capital Assessment document
  • FOR SCRIE - CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION
    • The program is administered by the Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) at 100 Gold Street, Room 7M, New York, NY 10038. For applications and more information, call 212-863-8494 or visit nyc.gov/hpd
 
Housing Development Fund Company (HDFC)
  • FOR DRIE - SEND A COPY OF ALL THAT APPLY
    • A Notice of Rent/Carrying Charge Increase signed by the HDFC Management
    • Signed renewal lease (if applicable)
  • FOR SCRIE - CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION
    • The program is administered by the Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) at 100 Gold Street, Room 7M, New York, NY 10038. For applications and more information, call 212-863-8494 or visit nyc.gov/hpd