Updated: Aug 3
The much anticipated rent relief program announced by the New York State, as was covered here last week, which was set to at midnight on July 30, has been extended to August 6, 2020 for paper and online applications only.
The HCR program, which provides rent relief for up to four months for those who are eligible, is on a first come first served basis. That means the earlier you apply, the better your chances of getting the relief.
The rental assistance payment will cover the difference between the households rent burden on March 1, 2020 and the increase in rent burden for the months the household is applying for assistance.
To apply, please call 1 833 499 0318 from 8 AM to 7 PM Monday through Saturday, or go to her.ny.gov/RRP.
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