To apply for Rental Assistance, you must visit one of DSS' Homebase or Housing Assistance Program (HAP) partner locations. There are over 20 offices across the five boroughs of New York City.
Homebase will help you develop a personalized plan to overcome an immediate housing crisis and achieve housing stability. They can connect you to rental assistance programs like CityFHEPS, as well as other programs which may help you.
HAP (formerly called SEPS) can help connect single adults and adult families to CityFHEPS.
Free legal services may be available to low-income tenants facing eviction in Housing Court. New York City is implementing universal access to counsel for tenants in housing court, starting with the highest-need areas of the city.
Rental assistance programs that may be available include:
CityFHEPS is a rent supplement to help individuals and families find and keep housing. It combines seven previous rental assistance programs into one.
Read the CityFHEPS FAQ for Clients At Risk of Entering Shelter
FHEPS is a rent supplement for families with children who receive Cash Assistance and have been evicted or are facing eviction, who lost their housing due to a domestic violence situation, or who have lost their housing because of health or safety issues.
HRA HOME TBRA is a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-funded rental assistance program run by the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) under the oversight of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). HRA HOME TBRA will help tenants afford the cost of rent. The application period for the HRA HOME TBRA program has closed.