As a property owner in NYC, you are a key contributor in the effort to provide safe and stable housing to New Yorkers. One of the most impactful tools the City of New York has to help property owners fill vacant apartments is the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program.
Participating as a rental owner in the 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 Mayor's Public Engagement Unit (PEU) who is familiar with the program details and can streamline the lease-up process.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded nearly 8,000 Emergency Housing Voucher (EHVs) to New York City. These vouchers provide long-term rental assistance to eligible households and generally operate like tenant-based Section 8—households will typically pay approximately 30% of their household income toward rent, and the City will pay the difference directly to you.
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) are issuing vouchers now for eligible applicants. With vacancy rates for affordable units at historic lows, voucher holders are experiencing challenges finding homes.
You can support this critical program and get financial incentives for yourself, by listing your available units through the form below. PEU and HPD Navigators are available to help you with your paperwork and expedite the process for you.
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.
In order to participate, you must return the Housing Assistance Program (HAP) contract you receive by email, to NYCHA or HPD, with the signed lease with your tenant. NYCHA or HPD wil lthen make onoing payments directly to you.