COVID-19 Guidance & Resources for NYCHA Community

The safety of our residents and employees is our top priority.

NYCHA has been working closely with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other City, State, and federal partners to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We’d like to keep you updated on the measures we’ve taken to help keep you safe, alleviate hardships, and stop the spread of COVID-19.


NYCHA Employees Return to Work Plan Final Checklist


NYCHA Disinfects Its Buildings to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19. See Cleaning Schedule Here


Frequently Asked Questions About NYCHA's COVID-19 Response (Last Update: 12.29.20)


HQS Program Updates FAQ


COVID-19 HUD Waivers

HUD has issued notices allowing housing authorities to waive certain regulations, or portions of regulations, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for a chart showing the waivers HUD has made available, along with a chart showing which waivers NYCHA has adopted.


Indoor Ventilation


As we head into the winter season, COVID-19 cases are on the rise in New York City and across the country. The colder weather means more time will be spent indoors. Proper indoor ventilation in your apartment and place of employment can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For more information about ventilation and COVID-19, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website

As a reminder, here are some ways you can help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth. 
  • Avoid indoor gatherings. 
  • Stay home if you are sick. 
  • Keep physical distance, including in elevators. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer when soap and water aren’t available. 
  • Get tested for COVID-19. Find a testing site near you by visiting NYC COVID-19 Testing or texting “COVID TEST" to 855-48. 
  • Answer your phone if you receive a call from a NYC Test and Trace Corps Contact Tracer.

To learn how to have a safer holiday season, read these tips from the NYC Department of Mental Health & Hygiene (DOHMH). 

For additional COVID-19 guidance, visit the DOHMH COVID-19 webpage


Information for NYCHA Public Housing Residents



Information for NYCHA Section 8 Participants



COVID-19: Posters and Flyers


(content provided by NYC DOHMH)

Visit the NYC COVID-19 Engagement Portal Website

The City is collecting voluntary information about your experience with the coronavirus to better understand the impact of the virus on New York City.All information collected is encrypted for security.

Report a social distancing violation

The City has enacted public health social distancing restrictions to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. You can report a violation in progress for the City to enforce as appropriate.

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