People with disabilities may also apply for Public Assistance. Public Assistance, also known as Welfare, is a program run by the New York City Human Resources Administration to benefit people who are without means of support. Public Assistance provides monthly financial help to meet basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing. The amount provided is based on family size. To apply an individual can go to a Public Assistance Center located throughout the 5 boroughs. The applicant can send a representative, such as a friend or family member, or if homebound a case worker may come to your home.
The Human Resource Administration (HRA) assists families through the Family Independence Administration and the Homelessness Prevention Program. Both of these initiatives help individuals and families with payment of rent. There are income support centers located throughout the City where one can apply for this assistance. To find out the nearest center call the general information number listed below.
HRA Information Hotline:
Voice 1 (877) 472-8411
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