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Offline Shelby2

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Apply for Covid rent assistance
« on: July 16, 2020, 09:18:11 AM »
If you know of anyone who needs help with their rent due to Covid and meet the qualifications, pass this along to them:
https://patch.com/new-york/foresthills/s/h6ef9/heres-how-to-apply-for-nys-coronavirus-rent-assistance?utm_source=nearby-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert&fbclid=IwAR0OJEfXcxg8_vaodwff908V_RsYRlmXhNcIGisCn5qeQ9jGpSiQOHMpOSw

Applications close July 29, 2020!

Here's How To Apply For NY's Coronavirus Rent Assistance
New Yorkers can apply for help paying up to four months of rent from April through July.

New Yorkers who qualify for help must have made below 80 percent of area median income and paid more than 30 percent of their gross monthly income toward rent, according to the state. They must also have lost income from April 1 to July 31.

The one-time subsidy covers the difference between the "rent burden" — the amount of rent above 30 percent of a renter's income — before and after March 1. It also contains a cap on the subsidy amount based on fair market rent.

That means it likely won't cover the entirety of rent for most New Yorkers.

But it will provide help for some New Yorkers for up to four months of rent payments between April and July.

Offline lindsey

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Re: Apply for Covid rent assistance
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2021, 06:10:18 PM »
I'm listening to a town hall with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and she says thousands of eligible New Yorkers have not yet applied for emergency rent relief. If you fell behind on your rent during Covid, it's very important that you apply to give you protection from eviction!

Apply for emergency rental assistance here: https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/

See here for a list of community organizations that can help you apply: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/new-york-emergency-rental-assistance-program-erap.page

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Re: Apply for Covid rent assistance
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2021, 06:10:18 PM »