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IMPORTANT SECTION 8 POLICY UPDATE New
As a result of federal budget cuts, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) must make changes to address this decrease in funding. These changes are necessary in order to continue to pay rent subsidy for families currently receiving Section 8 assistance. NYCHA will be reducing the payment standard used to calculate the rent, which may mean an increase in the tenant share of the rent. To learn more, click on the link below to view the notice sent to all Section 8 participants.

Important Section 8 Policy Update (English)
Importante Aviso Acerca De Las Normas De Sección 8 (Spanish)
ВАЖНАЯ НОВАЯ ИНФОРМАЦИЯ КАСАТЕЛЬНО 8 ПРОГРАММЫ (Russian)
有關第8章房屋租金補助(Section 8)條例更新的重要通知 (Chinese)


For additional information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions:

Frequently Asked Questions (English)
Preguntas Frecuentes (Spanish)
常見問題 (Chinese)


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Housing Choice Voucher Program News
Keeping you informed of news and updates from Leased Housing.

HCVP Owner and Tenant Newsletter



About the Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is a federally-funded program that provides rental assistance to eligible low-income families to find affordable housing in the private rental market. NYCHA’s HCV program is the largest in the country. Approximately 29,000 owners participate in the program. For more information on NYCHA’s Section 8 program:


Information for Applicants
Information for Tenants
Information for Owners
Administrative Plan


Contacting the Leased Housing Department

Walk-in Centers are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are located at:

  • 478 East Fordham Road (1 Fordham Plaza), 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY
  • 787 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
  • 90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 4th Floor, Jamaica, NY
For questions please call the Customer Contact Center at 718-707-7771.



Portability

Information for Housing Choice Voucher Holders

As a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holder, you have the option of leasing a unit anywhere in the United States, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or any U.S. territory that has a Public Housing Authority (PHA) operating a HCV Program. This option is known as Portability.

If you wish to utilize this option, please call our Customer Contact Center (CCC) at 718-707-7771 for assistance. You will be asked to provide the name and full address of the Housing Authority operating a program in the area you want to move. You must also provide the name, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the Housing Authority contact. If you do not have this information, we will help you get it.

Information for Public Housing Authorities

The New York City Housing Authority is currently billing all Public Housing Authorities for tenants/applicants porting into New York City. If you are a Public Housing Agency and would like more information about our portability process, you can call the Customer Contact Center (CCC) at 718-707-7771 or e-mail the Portability Unit at S8portability@nycha.nyc.gov

Public Housing Agencies should send all portability documents and correspondence to the following address:

New York City Housing Authority
P.O. Box 1631
New York, NY 10008

Public Housing Agencies can also email us at S8portability@nycha.nyc.gov
or send a fax to 212-306-0710.