I Need Help

I Need Help

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 Notice – No Mandatory Dispute Resolution Appointment

If you are Cash Assistance recipient, the Human Resources Administration (HRA) may have sent you a notice for a Mandatory Dispute Resolution (MDR) appointment.

The notice was sent to you in error. Please disregard the notice.

The appointment that was scheduled for you has been cancelled. You DO NOT have to appear for that appointment. No negative action is being taken as a result of the notice. You may still receive other notices about the Fair Hearing you requested. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. If you have any questions, please call (718) 557-1399.

Important Information about Recertifications

  • Recertifications: If you receive a Cash Assistance or SNAP recertification notice by mail or an ACCESS HRA alert that you need to recertify, you must submit your recertification or your benefits will stop. You can use ACCESS HRA, fax, mail, or a drop box at open centers to submit your recertification. Please make sure that we have your correct phone number. You can check it and update it on ACCESS HRA website or the ACCESS HRA Mobile AppLearn about the ways you can submit your recertification and supporting documents.

  • CA 6-month mailer and SNAP periodic report: There will be no negative actions taken for failing to return the SNAP periodic reports and Cash Assistance mailers due between March 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021. 

  • Medicaid cases with authorization ending in July, August, September, October, November, December 2020 and January, February, March, April, May and June 2021 will be automatically extended.

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 provides New Yorkers with a variety of critical services to make ends meet, including, but not limited to, food and cash assistance, emergency rental assistance, services for individuals with disabilities or those living HIV/AIDS, and emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence. 

New Yorkers in need can apply for and recertify their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits online and determine if you are eligible for Cash Assistance and other services offered by HRA via the online ACCESS HRA platform.  

Read HRA's Guide to Services. View Large Print version: English.

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

Read our Non-Discrimination Policy.