We would like to make you aware of the COVID Rent Relief Program being offered by New York State. This is a new program that will provide rent relief money to New York State residents provided they have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and meet the income levels.
Follow this link to see if you qualify https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP
We’ve added a sample calculation to help you understand the program
Please review the materials provided for more detailed information
- Your household income must be below 80% of the area’s median income. In Queens County, the area median family income is $ $72,800. If you are a family of two, and your household income is below $58,240, your household would meet this criteria.
- Before March 1, 2020 and at the time of application, your household must pay more than 30% of your gross monthly income for rent. For example if your monthly household income is $4,853.33. Thirty percent of your monthly household income would be $1,455.99, but you pay $1,500 a month in rent. Your household would meet this criteria.
PLEASE CONTACT DHCR IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS! Call the Office of Rent Administration at 1-833-499-0343
You can send questions about qualifications to [email protected]