New York City has opened its section 8 housing waiting list for the first time since 2006. The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program 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.
**The waitlist is only open until May 28th**
In New York State, the program is administered by the Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) Office. Applicants must apply while the waitlist is open and HCR will select 15,000 households through a lottery. Those selected for the waitlist will be offered a voucher as one becomes available.
The waitlist is open only until May 28th, so please complete and submit your application as soon as possible. You can find details on eligibility, how to apply, and answers to FAQs at HCR's website at https://hcr.ny.gov/section8 or call their hotline at 833-990-4001.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this program, please contact New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi at [email protected] or by calling the office at 718-822-2049.