The Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) program provides one year’s full rent up-front for eligible Department of Homeless Services (DHS) clients to move within or outside New York City.
SOTA is a rental assistance incentive for DHS clients who receive enough income to cover future rent payments that are not more than 50% of their household income.
DHS clients eligible for SOTA include:
DHS clients eligible for SOTA must also be:
To qualify for the program, clients:
Households and individuals in shelter can speak to their case manager or housing specialist to see if they qualify for SOTA.
The Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) program provides one year’s full rent up-front to landlords for apartments.
You can get information about SOTA:
Online, you can submit your contact information and receive a response within 48 business hours.