New York City Housing Authority

Translate this Page Printer Friendly Format Sign-up for NYCHA Newsletter
Resident Resources

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 
Repairs/Maintenance Requests
Rent Payment Options 
Rent Hardship Policy 
Community Service 
Grievance Procedure
Window Guard Policy
Pet Policy 
Trespass 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 Preparedness
Emergency Repair Services
Fire Safety

Resident Organizations
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 Associations
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.

Community Centers
Senior Centers
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