Rental Assistance

Rental Assistance

HRA is in the process of re-opening locations. If your needs cannot be met by ACCESS HRA, call 311 or consult the HRA Locations page for the latest information on center openings.

Rental assistance programs help New Yorkers experiencing homelessness move out of shelter and into stable housing by providing monthly rent supplements. Since 2014, DSS-HRA has helped more than 150,000 New Yorkers secure housing through the programs this Administration rebuilt from scratch, including remaining in their homes and avoiding eviction or moving out of shelter into permanent housing.

The Department of Social Services (DSS), which includes both the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and the Human Resources Administration (HRA), can help you connect to rental assistance programs like CityFHEPS, and many other programs available through the State and Federal Government.

Rental Assistance Programs

Open Doors: Resources for New Yorkers Facing Housing Instability

Cover for Open Doors: Resources for New Yorkers Facing Housing Instability

This guide lists the many resources that exist for New Yorkers looking for housing, such as rental assistance. It explains what Source of Income Discrimination is and how we can help. It also provides guidance on navigating the apartment search process.
Read the Open Doors guide