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Information for Tenants

NYCHA'S Section 8 Program is an affordable housing option for many families because it enables voucher-holders to rent housing of their own choice. Rental payments are not to exceed more than 40 percent of the household income and all apartments must be inspected annually to ensure that the home is clean, in good repair and free from any conditions that could be dangerous or unhealthy for the family.

Section 8 provides housing assistance to individuals with low incomes. Participants are required by federal law to submit household income documentation each year to determine continued eligibility in the program. This process is called the re-certification or the annual review.

Tenant Self-Service Portal for Section 8 Voucher Holders

New Tenants
Rental Checklist (in PDF)
Initial Inspection Report (in PDF)

Income Verification
Affidavit of Income 
Upfront Income Verification (in PDF)
Affirmation of Non-Employment (in PDF)
Reporting a Change of Income  
Removing Section 8 Household Members   (in PDF)

Section 8 Transfer Process (in PPT)
Transfer Fact Sheet (in PDF)
Emergency Transfer Policies (in PDF)
Apartment Rental Listings  
Housing Connect 

Notices/Forms for Section 8 Tenants
Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) 
Voucher Payment Standards & Utility Allowance Schedule 
Call Center Appointment Notice (English, Spanish), (Russian), (Chinese) (in PDF)
Disability Status and Notice of Reasonable Accomodation (English, Spanish) (in PDF)
Government of Puerto Rico Birth Certificates 
Window Guards (in PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions
Tenant Questions & Answers
Important Information for Section 8 Tenants
Lease Renewal Process [PowerPoint]
Annual Recertification Process [PowerPoint]
Section 8 Inspection Process [PowerPoint]

Contact Us 
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