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I Am at Risk of Eviction or Entering Shelter

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, many HRA locations are consolidating until further notice. If your needs cannot be met by ACCESS HRA, call 311 or consult the HRA Locations page for more information.

To apply for Rental Assistance, you must visit one of DSS' Homebase or Housing Assistance Program (HAP) partner locations. There are over 20 offices across the five boroughs of New York City.

Homebase will help you develop a personalized plan to overcome an immediate housing crisis and achieve housing stability. They can connect you to rental assistance programs like CityFHEPS, as well as other programs which may help you.
Learn more about Homebase and find the nearest location to you

HAP (formerly called SEPS) can help connect single adults and adult families to CityFHEPS.
Find the nearest HAP location to you

Legal Assistance

Tenants facing eviction in Housing Court may be eligible for free legal services.
Learn more about legal services for tenants

Rental Assistance Programs

Rental assistance programs that may be available include:


CityFHEPS is a rent supplement to help individuals and families find and keep housing. It combines seven previous rental assistance programs into one.

Read the CityFHEPS Frequently Asked Questions for Clients At Risk of Entering Shelter

Learn More About CityFHEPS

The Family Homelessness & Eviction Prevention Supplement (FHEPS)

FHEPS is a rent supplement for families with children who receive Cash Assistance and have been evicted or are facing eviction, who lost their housing due to a domestic violence situation, or who have lost their housing because of health or safety issues.
Learn more about FHEPS


HRA HOME TBRA is a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-funded rental assistance program run by the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) under the oversight of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). HRA HOME TBRA will help tenants afford the cost of rent. The application period for the HRA HOME TBRA program has closed.
Learn more about Home TBRA

Rental Assistance Forms and Documents

Important forms and documents for rental assistance programs