Reporting Changes to Income and Family Composition

To remain eligible for assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher program, you must complete your Annual Recertification, including submitting required documents, and allow their unit to be inspected when required.

Annual Recertification

You must submit income, asset, expense, and family composition information to NYCHA on an annual basis to demonstrate continued eligibility for the Section 8 program. NYCHA will notify you when it is time to submit the required forms and documents. Forms that must be completed and submitted include a completed Affidavit of Income, a Third-Party Verification form for household members 18 years of age or older, and supporting documentation (e.g., proof of income, assets, student status, and expenses for all household members). NYCHA will review and verify all information submitted and will provide both you and the property owner with a Voucher Change Notice that indicates the amount of the your share and the NYCHA subsidy of the rent.

Interim Recertification

At any time, you may request an Interim Recertification if there is a change in family composition, income, assets, or expenses. You may request an Interim Recertification quickly and easily through the Self-Service Portal using a smartphone, computer, tablet, or other internet-enabled device. If you do not have access to the internet, you can obtain the Voucher Holder's Request for Interim Change form by calling NYCHA’s Customer Contact Center at 718-707-7771.


Annual and Interim Recertification Checklist
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Section 8 Program - Annual and Interim Recertification Process
This video tutorial provides an overview of NYCHA’s annual and interim recertification process and requirements for participants in its Section 8 program.

How to Complete an Annual Recertification on the NYCHA Self Service Portal
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How to Complete an Interim Recertification on the NYCHA Self Service Portal
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