NYS Covid Rent Relief Program

New York State Covid-19 Rent Relief Program

The New York State Covid-19 rent relief program runs from July 16 through July 31, 2020. The program is not first come first serve so we encourage all Hope Community who need help during this time to apply.

The COVID Rent Relief Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. The Covid Rent Relief Program is not first come, first served. Applications will be accepted throughout the two-week application period. HCR will prioritize eligible households with “greatest economic and social need” accounting for income, rent burden, percent of income lost and risk of homelessness.


HCR has created a dedicated call center to provide residents with help:

  • Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Call the COVID Rent Relief Program Call Center at 1-833-499-0318
  • Email at covidrentrelief@hcr.ny.gov


For more information and to apply visit the NYS website.

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