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Information for Tenants

Reporting a Change of Income

The New York City Housing Authority is authorized by federal law to require families receiving Section 8 subsidy to verify their reported income. This will ensure that federal funds are spent in a fair manner. If you, or any member of your family 18 years or older, has any of the following changes in income during the year, you must call 718-707-7771 or visit your Borough Customer Contact Center to report the change in income within 30 days of the change. Income changes include the following:

  • receives an increase in pay from their present job which is greater than $2,400.00 per year,
  • previously unemployed and obtains employment,
  • previously received Public Assistance benefits and obtains new employment,
  • previously received Unemployment benefits and obtains new employment,
  • previously received Workman’s compensation and obtains new employment,
  • a full-time student who obtains employment

Section 8 tenants were notified of NYCHA’s new policy concerning the reporting of increases in income via letter. See the letter below and translations of the letter in Spanish, Chinese and Russian.

NYCHA letter to Section 8 Tenants- 4506T and Reporting of a Change in Income -
in English

NYCHA letter to Section 8 Tenants- 4506T and Reporting of a Change in Income -
En Español (Spanish)

NYCHA letter to Section 8 Tenants- 4506T and Reporting of a Change in Income -
中文 (Chinese)

NYCHA letter to Section 8 Tenants- 4506T and Reporting of a Change in Income -
Русский (Russian)

Request for Transcript of Tax Return (IRS form 4506T)