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To help stop the spread of COVID-19, many HRA locations have consolidated until further notice. If your needs cannot be met by ACCESS HRA, call 311 or consult the HRA Locations page for more information.

Important Information for Households with Recertifications ending on August 31, 2020:

If your Cash Assistance (CA) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are scheduled to expire on or after August 31, 2020, you should submit a recertification form. If you do not, we will extend your recertification for six months, after which you will need to recertify if you wish to continue receiving benefits.

Important Information for Households with Recertifications ending on September 30, 2020:

If your Cash Assistance (CA) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are scheduled to expire on September 30, 2020, you must submit a recertification form if you would like to continue getting benefits.

Please check ACCESS HRA for more information about your recertification schedule.

Medicaid cases with authorization ending in July, August, September, October and November will be automatically extended for twelve months.

Our Services

The Human Resources Administration is dedicated to fighting poverty and income inequality with essential programs that help families and individuals with economic and social service needs.

HRA programs can help New Yorkers with a variety of serious needs, such as food or cash assistance to help make ends meet, one-time emergency assistance to avoid eviction, services for the disabled or those living with HIV and AIDS, temporary shelter to escape domestic violence and much more.  To the left is a list of programs available from HRA.  Click on a program to learn more.

You can apply or recertify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits online and check if you are eligible for Cash Assistance and many other programs at New York City’s front door for benefit access, ACCESS HRA.

View HRA's Guide to Services

For more information on our programs, please call HRA Infoline at 718-557-1399 or 311.

Read our Non-Discrimination Policy.