Rent Relief from NY State

  • The New York State COVID Rent Relief Program is now open.  
    The application period opened on Friday, December 18, and continues through Monday, February 1, 2021. This program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance.
    Eligible households must meet all the following criteria:
    • Must be a renter and have a primary residence in New York State.
    • Applicants must have lost income during the period of April 1, 2020, to July 31, 2020.
    • Before March 7, 2020, household income must have been at or below 80% of the Area Median Income, adjusted for household size.
    • Households must be “rent burdened” during the months they are applying for assistance between April 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020. 

    Additional information, including how to apply is available here:

    For help, applicants can contact HCR’s COVID Rent Relief Extension Program Call Center for assistance at 1-833-499-0318 or Call Center representatives are available Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

    Call Center staff are available to assist residents in filling out the application over the phone.