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Section 8 Applicants on the Waiting List

Demand for subsidized housing assistance in New York City is at an all-time high. As a result more families and individuals have turned to the Section 8 program to be able to obtain affordable housing. Unfortunately due to a lack of sufficient funding at this time, the New York City Housing Authority will no longer accept any new Section 8 voucher applications.

Emergency Cases
From May 15, 2007 to December 10, 2009, NYCHA reserved Section 8 vouchers for emergency applicants who were referred by the New York City Administration for Children's Services (ACS) or those who are classified as intimidated witnesses or victims of domestic violence.

As of December 10, 2009, NYCHA is no longer processing any new Section 8 applications.

Administration for Children's Services (ACS)
Families and youth who have active ACS cases should contact ACS' Housing Support and Services program at 150 William Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10038, or call (212) 442-4723, Mon.-Fri., 9am to 5pm.

Victims of Domestic Violence and Intimidated Witnesses
Please contact the NYC Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 621-HOPE (4673) for housing assistance.

Department of Homeless Services (DHS)
DHS offers advice and counseling on shelter alternatives for those at risk of homelessness through Homebase offices located throughout the city. Call 311 to find a Homebase office in your area.


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