Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert
In order to ensure New Yorkers who use Section 8 rental assistance vouchers have undisrupted access to housing, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is taking the following steps to strengthen housing stability:
- The City will automatically extend any Section 8 voucher set to expire. Voucher holders do not need to reach out to the City for an extension.
- All subsidy terminations that are in process are suspended until further notice.
- Any HPD Section 8 voucher holders facing rent hardships due to decreases in income should send an email DTRAI@hpd.nyc.gov or fax at 212-863-5299.
The HPD Section 8 Customer Service Office at 100 Gold Street is closed until further notice for in-person interactions, but the HPD Section 8 team is still available to the public.
Section 8, also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, provides funding for rent subsidies for eligible low-income families for decent, safe, and affordable housing. The general public cannot apply for the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Section 8 Program. You must be referred by other programs/agencies and meet very specific and defined requirements. These include HPD, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), and the Human Resources Administration (HRA).
Families may choose housing within a neighborhood of their choice from a landlord willing to participate in the program. Rent subsidies (vouchers) allow families to pay a reasonable share of their income toward rent while the program, within specific limits, makes up the difference.
You can get more information:
Learn more about HPD Section 8 Program.
Important Notice for Section 8 Applicants, Participants, and Participating Owners:
Effective Monday, March 16, HPD’s Client Services center at 100 Gold Street in Manhattan is closed until at least Monday, March 30.
HPD Client Services
100 Gold Street, Room 1-0
New York, NY 10038
(Between Spruce Street and Rose Street)
Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM