The seller must contact the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to start the change of ownership process 30 days in advance of the anticipated sale date, or upon signing a contract of sale. The purchaser must qualify for registration with the New York City Comptroller's office to receive Section 8 payments and to participate in the Section 8 program.
The purchaser must request assignment of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract, in writing, and supply required documentation (Deed, City of New York Substitute W-9 Form, current IRS-issued EIN documentation or SS card) within 30 days of the closing.
Documentation can be submitted by email, fax or certified mail.
Email documentation to DTROS@hpd.nyc.gov
Fax the documentation to (212) 863-8526, Attention: Owner Services
HPD Owner Services Unit
100 Gold Street, Room 1-O
New York, NY 10038