Participating as a rental owner in the federal Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program, you will benefit from guaranteed monthly rent payments, low vacancy rates, and a relationship with a seasoned housing specialist from the Public Engagement Unit who is familiar with the program details and can streamline the lease-up process.
Through the American Rescue Plan and in response to the housing crisis that was made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a limited number of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD). These vouchers provide long-term rental assistance to eligible households and are a type of Section 8 voucher that follows many of the rules and processes of the Section 8 programs that both of these agencies operate.
NYCHA and HPD are issuing vouchers now, and voucher holders are looking for clean, safe units at rates higher than you might think. Owners like you have the keys to our recovery. Fill your vacancies fast and ensure stable housing for New Yorkers for years to come.
The Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU)’s Home Support Unit works with owners and brokers across NYC to lease vacant units to New Yorkers with housing vouchers such as Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV). The NYC Home Support Unit connects owners and brokers with qualified tenants looking for long-term stable housing, and helps to expedite the leasing process to fill vacancies faster.
On August 15, 2022, HPD updated its subsidy standards/voucher size. Section 8 Applicants who are searching for apartments received an Updated Voucher Notice indicating that their voucher size (number of bedrooms) has been increased due to HPD’s policy change, and which lists the revised voucher size based on family size. These letters serve as confirmation that HPD will honor the updated voucher size.
HPD will allot one bedroom per person, with the exception of married or partnered adults, who will be allocated one shared bedroom. If you rent an apartment with fewer bedrooms than what is listed on your voucher, your Payment Standard will match the number of bedrooms in the unit, not the voucher.
Applicants can rent fewer bedrooms than what is listed on their voucher. In that case the Payment Standard will match the number of bedrooms in the unit, not the voucher.
For more information, please visit HPD's Subsidy and Payment Standards webpage.