For a limited time only, NYCHA is offering an incentive payment for (1) completing a new rental; (2) bringing a suspended unit back into HQS compliance; and (3) entering into a repayment agreement with tenants to repay tenant-share rental arrears. For additional information, please read the Owner Incentive Program FAQs.
Repayment Agreement for NYCHA Section 8 Participant
This repayment agreement form is to be used by Section 8 participants and landlords to resolve tenant-share arrears. It is also required for any landlord seeking an repayment agreement incentive. Please email the completed repayment agreement, a copy of the rent ledger, and a copy of the rent arrears calculation to s8.OIP@nycha.nyc.gov.
The subject line of the email should read: Repayment Agreement Incentive - [tenant’s voucher number].
Becoming a Section 8 property owner with NYCHA is fast, easy, and has many benefits:
NYCHA will schedule your unit for a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection within five business days of receipt of an approved tenant rental packet. No walk-in Center appointments are required for the submission of rental packets by our customers.
List your vacant units online exclusively with NYCHA – free of charge. Section 8 voucher holders can now access your available apartment listings online directly from the NYCHA Tenant Self-Service Portal. Listing and managing your online apartment referrals is very easy. Just log onto the NYCHA Owner Extranet and click on “List Vacant Apartments.” You can add or remove online apartment referrals at your convenience.
NYCHA makes all monthly Housing Assistance Payments to owners electronically. Electronic banking allows for immediate access to your money on the first of every month and eliminates trips to the banks. Payment history details and tenant rent shares are readily available via the Owner Extranet. To enroll, go to the Owner Extranet and complete the Direct Deposit Enrollment form.
Please call the Customer Contact Center at 718-707-7771 if you have any questions with this process.
It is illegal for owners of the following property types to refuse a voucher or public rental assistance:
* SRO (Single Room Occupancy) and hotels may be considered public accommodations
Based on the type of unit(s) you own, NYCHA may require additional documents to process the change of ownership. Below is a list of additional documents that may be required:
Voucher Payment Standards (VPS) and Utility Allowance Schedules are the maximum amount of subsidy NYCHA will pay to the owner on behalf of a voucher holder. NYCHA's payment standard schedule is based on the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for each unit size established by HUD. These standards can be set between 90 percent and 110 percent of the published FMR. Please view VPS and Utility Allowance Schedules for the most up-to-date information.