About Section 8

About Section 8 / Rental Assistance Programs

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Overview

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) administers a number of rental subsidy programs. The majority of rental assistance is provided through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, making up 80 percent of the rental assitance administered by HPD. In total, HPD serives over 39,000 households in all five boroughs. Over 9,000 landlords currently participate in HPD's programs.

Section 8, also known as the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, provides federal funding for subsidies that help eligible low-income families rent decent, safe, and affordable housing in a neighborhood of their choice. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) also operate Section 8 programs in New York City.

Other rental assistance provided by HPD includes Continuum of Care Shelter Plus Care (CoC SPC), Continuum of Care Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy (CoC Mod SRO), NYC 15/15, and Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab). Learn more about these Rental Subsidy Programs

In all programs, families pay a reasonable share of their income toward rent (typically around 30 percent of monthly household income) and the subsidy, paid by HPD directly to the landlord, makes up the difference. To continue receiving assistance, participating families and property owners must meet certain program requirements, including federal Housing Quality Standards.

Resources

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Other Rental Subsidy Programs:
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Contact HPD Division of Tenant Resources

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General Contact Information

HPD Division of Tenant Resources
100 Gold Street, Room 1-O
New York, NY 10038

Visit the above address Monday-Friday, 9:00am–4:00pm

Information Hotline for Participants and Landlords:
917-286-4300 (listen to menu and follow prompts to reach the appropriate unit)

Tenant Inquiries and Communications

Recertifications and General Inquiries:
DTRProdUnit@hpd.nyc.gov

Submitting Applicant/Participant Forms e.g. Tenant Self-Certification of Information, Requests for Additional Information, Request for Reasonable Accommodation Forms):
DTRAI@hpd.nyc.gov

Mainstream, FUP, VASH, and Project-Based Programs (PBV, Mod Rehab, Continuum of Care programs: Mod SRO and SPC, NYC 15/15):
PBV@hpd.nyc.gov
Fax: 212-863-8828

Owner Inquiries and Communications

General:
S8Landlords@hpd.nyc.gov

Enhanced Development Owners:
EnhancedS8Owner@hpd.nyc.gov

Project-Based Development Owners (PBV, Mod Rehab, NYC 15/15, CoC SPC, or CoC Mod SRO):
PBV@hpd.nyc.gov

Rent Increase Requests:
DTROS@hpd.nyc.gov
212-863-8526

DTR Owner Portal Information:
DTROwnerServices@hpd.nyc.gov

Information and accommodations for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking

Clients with HCV or PBV subsidy:
DTR_VAWA@hpd.nyc.gov

Clients with a Continuum of Care subsidy (CoC SPC or CoC Mod SRO):
CoC_EMR@hpd.nyc.gov

Clients with Mod Rehab or NYC 15/15 subsidy:
PBV@hpd.nyc.gov

If you are not sure which type of subsidy you have, you may contact HPD Client Services at 917-286-4300 and a staff member will help you. 

Housing Quality Standards (HQS)

Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)

Portability Inquiries and Requests, Coordination with other Public Housing Authorities

Program Integrity and Compliance (fraud prevention)

DTR-PIC@hpd.nyc.gov
Fax: 212-863-5721

Legal Support Unit hotlines

917-286-4300 (listen to menu and follow the prompts for Legal Support)

HPD Language Access Coordinator

Robert Turbiak
Director of Operations, Human Resources
TurbiakR@hpd.nyc.gov
212-863-8351