Starting July 16, 2020, renters impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can apply to a new COVID Rental Assistance Program.
The COVID Rent Relief 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. The rental assistance payment will cover the difference between the household’s rent burden on March 1, 2020 and the increase in rent burden for the months the households is applying for assistance. Households can apply for up to four months in rental assistance.
New Yorkers can access COVID Rental Assistance Program applications here