A Home To Be Proud Of
The official NYCHA resident handbook, A Home to Be Proud Of, is a handy manual for residents with information on dos and don’ts, procedure, helpful phone numbers, and other resident-related information. To search for a key word or phrase within the manual, press CTRL-F (on a PC) or Command (⌘)-F (on a Macintosh), and a search box will be displayed. Then enter the word or phrase you want to search for in the entry field.
|Download the Tenant Handbook: English | Spanish | Chinese | Russian
Policies and Procedures
For the safety and well-being of everyone in the NYCHA community, policies have been instituted that all residents must follow. The full details of these polices are contained in your lease. Below you will find summaries of some of our most important policies and procedures.
Garbage Disposal Procedure
Resident Communications NEW
Occupancy and Succession Policy Overview (Remaining Family Member)
Family Day Guidelines (English)
(En Español), (Русский Russian), (中文 Chinese) (in PDF)
Rent Calculation Changes for City/State Residents
Safety and Security - If You See It, Report It
Rent Payment Options
Rent Hardship Policy
Window Guard Policy
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Flat Rent Schedule
Heating Requirements (English)
(En Español) (Русский Russian) , (中文 Chinese) (in PDF)
Parking Permit Applications
Knowing how to prevent and respond to emergencies can save your life and protect you, your family, neighbors, apartment, and property. Know what to do in case of and emergency and or learn how to request maintenance repairs (emergency repair services) after business hours.
Emergency Repair Services
One of the easiest and most effective ways to get involved in your community is to join your local Resident Association and or Tenant Patrol.
Resident Watch (Tenant Patrols)
Community Facilities & Programs
NYCHA’s Community Centers and facilities serve as a hub for a great variety of programs and services for residents of public housing and their neighbors in the community.
Programs & Services
Become an informed resident by knowing the terms and conditions of your lease and tenancy at NYCHA.
Highlights of House Rules, Lease Terms and Policy
Highlights of House Rules in English (PDF)
Highlights of House Rules in Spanish (PDF)
Highlights of House Rules in Chinese (PDF)
Highlights of House Rules in Russian (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions