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Deadline for COVID Rent Relief Program Extended to August 6, 2020

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The deadline to apply for the COVID Rent Relief Program administered by the New York State Department of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR) has been extended to Thursday, August 6th, 2020. This means that New Yorkers now have 3 additional days to apply for rent relief. The COVID Rent Relief Program provides eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. DHCR will prioritize eligible applicants based on the “greatest economic and social need.” This takes into account the applicant’s income, rent burden, percent of income lost, and risk of homelessness.
To apply for the COVID Rent Relief Program you may contact the customer call center via phone at 1-833-499-0318 or via email at The customer call center is open through the deadline from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. I am also including some additional information on eligibility and requirements for the COVID Rent Relief Program below.
Please remember that although the doors to my office are physically closed, we remain open virtually Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to assist you. Feel free to contact us via phone at 718-771-3105 or via email at

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