Section 8 pays part of the rent for low- and moderate-income families who want to rent in the private market. Generally, families pay no more than 40% of their monthly income towards their rent. NYCHA pays the rest to the property owner.
To apply for the NYC Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, you will need to wait for the lottery to open.The lottery is currently closed. Lotteries may be closed for many years. When they open, it is free to apply.If you previously submitted a Section 8 application when the waiting list was open, log on to the (https://selfserve.nycha.info/nycha/app/eservice/enu?SWECmd=Start&) Self-Service Portal (https://access.nyc.gov/programs/nyc-housing-connect/) to confirm the receipt of your NYCHA application.NYC Housing & Preservation Development and NYS Home & Community Renewal also operate Section 8 programs in NYC.Lotteries for the general public to those programs are currently closed.As an alternative, you can find affordable housing through (http://www.nychdc.com/pages/Now-Renting.html) NYC Housing Connect and NYC Housing Development Corporation.
Eligibility for the Section 8/HCV programs is primarily based on how much your family earns and family size. Household Size|Annual Income1|$46,7002|$53,4003|$60,0504|$66,7005|$72,0506|$77,4007|$82,7508|$88,050
How to Apply
Visit the website (http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/section-8/about-section-8.page) Learn more about Section 8 from NYCHA's website.Call if you have questionsCall NYCHA's Customer Contact Center (CCC) at 718-707-7771. Due to COVID-19, NYCHA's customer contact centers are currently not receiving walk-in visitors.Call 311Ask for Section 8 assistance.