The Human Resources Administration is dedicated to fighting poverty and income inequality for New Yorkers in need. HRA provides essential benefits such as food and cash assistance, rental vouchers, and Medicaid.
Where can I go for help?
Use the Access HRA portal to apply for or recertify programs such as SNAP, Cash Assistance, FairFares NYC, health insurance, and more. You can also manage your case by viewing appointments and notices, receiving payments, and uploading documents. If you have questions, dial 311 and ask for ACCESS HRA.
A Homebase Center
If you’re at risk of getting evicted or need help making ends meet, Homebase can help. They offer emergency grants, information about public benefits, and other services to keep you in your home. Find the Homebase location closest to you and make an appointment.
An HRA Center
Use the HRA Locations map to search for SNAP Centers, Job and Service Centers, and Medicaid offices near you.
Talk to your case manager about benefits and applying for HRA programs.
Your Child’s School
Ask the school’s STH Community Coordinator about the support available to your family. They can introduce you to other NYC Department of Education (DOE) staff and shelter staff who can help.
What services do they offer?
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Health Insurance Assistance
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Health insurance helps pay for planned or unexpected medical care. Health insurance options are available to all New Yorkers, even if you are not a citizen. Counselors are available to help you choose a health insurance plan.