Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE): Tenants that qualify for the NYC Rent Freeze Program for Tenants with Disabilities (DRIE) can have their rent frozen and be exempt from future rent increases. This does not lower your rent but only keeps it from increasing.
Phone: Dial 311
Formerly known as the One Shot Deal, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps people who can't meet an expense due to an unexpected situation or event. Emergency assistance is provided for, but not limited to, the following situations:
Phone: 212-331-4640 or 718-557-1399
OPWDD has a few programs that assist individuals with developmental disabilities and their income-eligible families find a home of their choice. The Individual Supports and Services (ISS) program assists adults with developmental disabilities who wish to live independently with finding and renting an apartment. Contact the Front door in the appropriate borough for assistance applying for ISS.
OPWDD information line: 866-946-9733
A program that assists individuals with developmental disability, their income-eligible families, and Direct Support Professionals find a home of their choice.
OPWDD Home of Your Own Program: 518-473-1973
This is a program that provides assistance to people that need Managed Long-term Care due to a severe physical disability or a traumatic brain injury to find housing in the community and the proper at home services that they need. This is more than a housing program. It provides home care attendant, meals on wheels etc. You have to qualify for all the services in order to be accepted. To learn more about the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion and Traumatic Brain Injury Programs, call the Regional Resource Development Center (RRDC).
FEPS is a housing supplement to help prevent evictions and provides rental support to families for up to five years. A household must be in housing court, be receiving public assistance, and have one child under the age of 18 to apply. Call the appropriate borough.
SEPS is a subsidy that is meant to aid individuals and adult families who are in need of stable housing. It provides rent assistance for one year with the possibility of renewals. Individuals who have experienced domestic violence, have served in the military, have been evicted or are staying in a shelter, are welcome to apply. Applicants must receive public assistance to qualify.
Living in Communities (LINC) is a limited rental assistance program for low-income families and single adults living in homeless or domestic violence shelters. Priority will be given to households that have lived in shelters the longest.