There is a small window of time that you can apply for a Section 8 Voucher, so do it quickly. You can Apply from May 17, 2021 – May 28, 2021, and it’s a lottery situation. You will also notice that the vouchers are open to people outside of New York City, which makes it even more important for you to apply TODAY!!! Section 8 Vouchers provide a subsidy to help low-income renters afford safe, decent housing.
Applicants must apply while the waitlist is open (May 17 – May 28). Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) will select 15,000 households for the waitlist through a lottery. Those selected for the waitlist will be offered a voucher as one becomes available, and will be subject to additional eligibility screening. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Applying does not guarantee a voucher.
New York State Homes & Community Renewal (NYSHCR) will accept lottery applications for the wait list for the HCV Program between 9:00 AM, May 17, 2021 through, 11:59PM on May 28, 2021. Applications are available on NYSHCR’s website: Section8.hcr.ny.gov. To request a reasonable accommodation to submit or complete an application or for language assistance, please call 833-990-4001, TTY # 833-990-4002. Application does not guarantee placement on the waitlist or receipt of a Housing Choice Voucher.
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, commonly known as Section 8, is a federal program designed to provide rental assistance to low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Through the HCV Program, NYSHCR pays a portion of eligible families’ rent each month directly to the Property Owner/Manager/Landlord. APPLY TODAY
As per the NYSHCR administrative plan, the following preferences are in place:
- Households defined as Homeless
- Households identified as Elderly and/or Disabled (as defined by HUD) or families with Dependent Children.
You do not have to be a United States citizen to apply for public or subsidized housing. Lawful permanent residents and certain categories of other noncitizens may apply. An applicant family without any citizens or members with eligible immigration status is not eligible for assistance. If one member of your household fits into any of the categories below, your whole family can apply to the program.
Applicants must be 18+ and reside in an income-eligible household. See the “Income Eligibility” section below for details. Applicants who currently reside outside of New York City must reside within New York City for the first 12 months after receiving a voucher.
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