To help stop the spread of COVID-19, many HRA locations are closing until further notice. We are asking New Yorkers to do everything they can through ACCESS HRA or over the phone. Please only visit an HRA Office if your needs cannot be met through ACCESS HRA or over the phone.
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.
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.
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