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FAQs - Phone System

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR THE NYCHA
PHONE PAYMENT SYSTEM TO PAY RENT

The New York City Housing Authority is pleased to announce a new way to pay your rent – by Phone. Call 1-866-315-6355 to pay your rent by phone. The New York City Housing Authority is committed to protecting the privacy rights of its residents. These rights are ensured through the access and confidentiality provisions of Federal, State and City of New York laws. We will not collect personal information about you just because you use this payment method.

 
  1. What is the New York City Housing Authority Phone Payment System?
  2. Why did NYCHA change the phone number for the Phone Payment System?
  3. Why should I pay my rent by phone?
  4. Will my personal information remain confidential?
  5. Who can I contact for more information?

Payment of Rent and Other Charges

  1. What methods of payment will NYCHA accept by phone?
  2. How is the payment amount determined?
  3. What do I need to have to make a payment using the Phone Payment System?
  4. Can I use my debit or credit card to make a payment by phone?
  5. When will my payment be credited to my account?
  6. What if NYCHA does not accept my payment?
  7. Is there a fee for making payments via the Phone Payment System?
  8. Can commercial tenants use the Phone Payment System to make payments?

General Information

  1. What is the New York City Housing Authority Phone Payment System?

    The Phone Payment System enables you to pay your rent and other charges that are due to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) by phone. The phone number is 1-866-315-6355.

    The Phone Payment System is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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  2. Why did NYCHA change the phone number for the Phone Payment System?

    The phone number was changed because NYCHA is using a new rent payment service provider.

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  3. Why should I pay my rent by phone?

    It is safe, convenient and saves you time.

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  4. Will my personal information remain confidential?

    Your information remains strictly confidential and is protected by all access and confidentiality provisions of Federal, State and City of New York laws. We do not share this information with any third party for any purpose unless required by law. Only those employees whose immediate job responsibilities necessitate having access to this information will be granted such access.

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  5. Who can I contact for more information?

    If you have any questions about the Phone Payment System, call NYCHA at 212-306-4322.

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Payment of Rent and Other Charges

  1. What methods of payment will NYCHA accept by phone?

    You will be able to pay by having the funds deducted from your checking/savings account or by using your Debit Card with Visa or MasterCard logo.

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  2. How is the payment amount determined?

    Although residents are encouraged to pay the entire "amount due" that appears on the monthly rent bill, you can elect to pay more than or less than the amount due via the Phone Payment System.

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  3. What do I need to make a phone payment?

    You will be required to enter your 9 digit Tenant ID and your 9 digit Account number which are printed on your "Remittance Slip" or "Bank Acceptance Slip". Please use the corresponding number on your telephone keypad for the letters in your account number. View the sample below, contact your Management Office or call 212-306-4322 to obtain your Tenant ID and Account Number. In addition, you will need your bank routing number and your checking or savings account number or your Visa or MasterCard Debit Card number and the expiration date of your card. See sample below:(You can also call your bank to obtain the routing number)

    image of "Remittanace Slip"

    image of "Check Sample"

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  4. Can I use my debit or credit card to make a payment by phone? 

    You can only use Debit Cards with Visa or MasterCard logos to make payment via the phone payment System. To make a payment you will need your Visa or MasterCard Debit Card number and the expiration date.

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  5. When will my payment be credited to my account?

    Payments made BEFORE 3:00 PM EST will be credited the same day. Payments made AFTER 3:00 PM EST will be credited the next business day. Payments made on weekends and federal holidays, when banks are closed, will be credited on the next business day.

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  6. What if NYCHA does not accept my payment?

    All phone payments are conditional until accepted and processed by your bank. Payments received by NYCHA are accepted "WITHOUT PREJUDICE." NYCHA reserves the right to reject any payment due to legal reasons. If your payment is rejected, you will receive a refund check, minus the processing fee, in the mail within two to four weeks from the date of your payment.

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  7. Is there a fee for making payments via the Phone Payment System?

    There is a $0.30 processing fee for eCheck and a convenience fee (see attached Fee Schedule) for Visa or MasterCard Debit Cards. The fee is charged by our third party vendor and no portion of that fee is paid to NYCHA.

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  8. Can commercial tenants use the Phone Payment System to make payments?

    No. The Phone Payment System is only available to NYCHA residents. However, there are additional rent payment options available to commercial tenants.

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