Facing eviction? The Supreme Court ruling ending the federal ban on evictions is deeply disappointing. But there is still hope for New Yorkers at risk of eviction. Here’s what you can do: Apply for emergency rental assistance. Once you apply, you are immediately protected from eviction while the State determines your eligibility.
You read that right, you don’t need to be approved in order to be protected. If you’ve applied for emergency rental relief, and the State hasn’t yet determined your eligibility, you can NOT be evicted.
Once you’re deemed eligible, the State will either pay the landlord or, if the landlord is not participating, they’ll issue you a letter verifying that you can’t be evicted for at least a year.
Keep any documentation from ERAP in case you need to show it in Housing Court.
In addition to rent, this relief can also cover moving expenses, security deposits, late fees, and more. The State still has over $1 billion in funds available to help renters – but the relief is first come, first serve. So don’t wait, apply today.
You can also call our office if you’re a NY-14 resident and you're having trouble with the application process: 718-662-5970.
NYCHA. If you live in a NYCHA unit and you are a constituent of NY-14, our office is available to assist with certain matters, including looking into overdue maintenance issues. Contact our office at 718-662-5970 or visit our website to fill out the Casework Request form.
Need affordable housing? NYC Housing Connect is New Yorkers' portal to find and apply for affordable housing opportunities across the five boroughs of New York City. Visit the NYC Housing Connect website for more.
Need help filling out forms for affordable housing? Housing ambassadors can also assist with the application process for various affordable housing opportunities. Visit the City’s Housing Ambassadors website to get connected.
Facing landlord harassment? Call 311 and ask for the ‘tenant helpline.’ Visit the City’s Tenant Resource Portal webpage for more information.
If you need legal assistance, visit the City’s webpage on Legal Services for Tenants.
If you’re a homeowner, there are also resources available for you.
- Have a tenant that’s not paying rent? You may be eligible for funds made available by Congress through the American Rescue Plan. Click this link to apply for rental assistance. Or click to this link to community organizations in The Bronx & Queens that can help you apply for rental assistance.
- Facing foreclosure or need help with the mortgage?
- The state has a program that can offer some relief. Visit the state’s website to read more on Information on Mortgage Forbearance and How to ‘Pause’ Your Mortgage Payments.
- If you have a federally backed mortgage, you can also access relief through the federal government. Visit the CFPB website to Learn About Forbearance.
- Finally, Congress also recently passed the Homeowner’s Assistance Fund to provide help to homeowners who are struggling with the mortgage, facing foreclosure or utility shut-off. The state is expected to set up this program soon.
- Need help with repairs? Visit the City’s webpage to learn more about Homeowner Repair Grants and Loans.