Currently, there is no rent suspension in effect. Your landlord can still collect rent as scheduled, and if you can pay your rent, you should continue to do so.
Landlords may not charge fees for late or missed payments during the period from March 20, 2020 to August 20, 2020.
If you are facing a COVID-related hardship, you can use your security deposit as payment and repay the deposit over time.
If you need help paying your rent, you may be eligible for financial assistance.
One-Time Cash Payment
The One Shot Deal program provides a one-time cash payment to people who can’t meet an expense due to an unexpected situation or event.
To learn how to apply, visit the One Shot Deal page.
Ongoing Cash Assistance
If you need ongoing financial support to pay your rent or meet other expenses, learn about applying for cash assistance on the Public Assistance or Welfare page.
COVID Rent Relief Program
The New York State COVID Rent Relief Program application period is closed. Applications were accepted online and by mail with postmark on or before August 6, 2020.
The program provided eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy for up to four months of rental assistance. The subsidy would be sent directly to the household’s landlord to pay for back rent or future rent payments and does not need to be repaid by the tenant.
You were not eligible for the program if you:
- Live in public housing (NYCHA)
- Get NYCHA Section 8
- Get HPD Section 8
Learn more about the NY State COVID Rent Relief Program.
If you applied for the program and need help, you can get information and assistance by phone.
- Agency: New York State Homes and Community Renewal
- Division: Rent Relief Program
- Phone Number: (833) 499-0318
- Business Hours: Monday - Saturday: 8 AM - 7 PM
During the COVID-19 emergency, if you have questions about your residential tenancy or are experiencing tenant harassment, the Mayor's Office to Protect Tenants’ (MOPT) Tenant Helpline can provide information, help with benefits, and access to free legal assistance through the City’s Office of Civil Justice via the Tenant Helpline.