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Applying for Section 8

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) will reopen the waitlist for its Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program in the coming weeks. More details will be forthcoming.

If you previously submitted a Section 8 housing application when the waitlist was open, you may log on to the Self-Service Portal to check the status of the application and update your information.

Beware of Voucher Scams NYCHA does not charge or request a fee in connection with applying for Section 8 or processing a rental for Section 8. If you receive a request for payment from anyone posing as NYCHA personnel, report it to the NYC Department of Investigation’s NYCHA Inspector General at ig@nycha.nyc.gov or 212-306-3355 or the HUD Office of Inspector General at 1-800-347-3735 or www.hudoig.gov/hotline.

Housing Discrimination Is Illegal

It is ILLEGAL for your landlord to refuse your voucher or public rental assistance.

If you believe you have been discriminated against, call 311 and ask for the NYC Commission on Human Rights or call the Commission’s hotline directly at 718-722-3131. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/fairhousingnyc or review the "Know Your Rights as a Recipient of Housing Assistance” notice English |Spanish | Chinese ( Traditional / Simplified) | Russian

Things You Should Know When Completing a Section 8 Application

If you are on an existing waitlist, you may be asked to update your preliminary application or submit a complete application. Don't risk your chances for receiving federally assisted housing by providing false, incomplete, or inaccurate information on your application forms.

Learn more about what information you must provide before applying for Section 8 on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) website.

Denial of Assistance

If you are denied assistance, you will be notified by NYCHA and will be given the opportunity to appeal the reason.

Income Limits

You must be income-eligible at the time of voucher issuance. Below are the current income limits for Section 8 applicants:

Family Size Annual Income ($)
1 Person $54,350
2 Persons $62,150
3 Persons $69,900
4 Persons $77,650
5 Persons $83,850
6 Persons $90,050
7 Persons $96,300
8 Persons $102,500

Self-Service Links

You can view your information and complete certain transactions online. Log on to the self-service portal using your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other internet-enabled device to get started.