New York City Resources

  • ACCESS HRA: This is the portal to apply for a Cash Assistance Special Grant if your work schedule was reduced as a result of the coronavirus and you are unable to pay your rent.
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  • Human Resources Administration (HRA): NYCHA residents may qualify for rent reduction or for the Zero Income Policy if they have experienced a loss of income. Automated assistance is available in Cantonese and Mandarin and most languages are available through a staff person.
  • NYC Property Tax and Interest Deferral Program (PT AID): Eligible property owners who are facing an unexpected event or hardship that will make it difficult for them to pay their property taxes, may qualify for the PT AID program and defer their property tax payments or pay only a small percentage of their income, so that they can remain in their homes.

Community Resources

  • Asian Americans for Equality: Provides remote housing counseling services on tenant-landlord issues, including providing guidance, answering questions, drafting advocacy letters and conducting virtual tenant rights workshops.