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The Ready to Rent program can help you strengthen your affordable housing application. You can schedule an appointment with a financial counselor who can help you with your application.

Financial counseling does not impact your placement in affordable housing lotteries. It can put you in a better financial position to get affordable housing.

A community-based service provider can help you find and apply for affordable housing.

Both services are free and confidential. Help is available in multiple languages.

Learn more about the Ready to Rent program.

A Housing Ambassador can help you with:

  • The Affordable Housing Lottery Application
  • Your affordable housing search

You can get help from:

  • Housing Ambassadors
  • Housing Ambassadors for People with Disabilities

You can get help to strengthen your affordable housing application.

Counselors can help you:

  • Check your credit
  • Calculate your income for housing applications
  • Save for moving expenses
  • Create a household budget
  • Reduce your debt

Financial counseling is free and confidential.

Counselors speak multiple languages.


Book an appointment online.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
  • Division: Ready to Rent Financial Counseling Help Desk
  • Phone Number: (718) 690-9873
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

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