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There are over 30 programs you or your family may be eligible for regardless of immigration status and even if you’re already receiving benefits or have a job.

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Latest Update Monday, May 17th

Updated New York City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waitlist Lottery

Updated Monday, May 17th, 11:53am

Waitlist is open until Friday May 28, 2021, 11:59pm.

New Financial help to cover the cost and installation of an air conditioner or fan

Updated Friday, May 7th, 5:09pm

The Cooling Assistance benefit opens May 3, 2021. Learn how to apply.

Prevent Your Eviction

Updated Wednesday, May 5th, 1:59pm

Completing a Hardship Declaration form may prevent your eviction through August 31, 2021.

Apply for 3-K for All

Updated Tuesday, March 30th, 10:39am

NYC families who have a child born in 2018 can apply to 3-K for All for the 2021-22 school year. Application opens on February 24, and the deadline to apply is May 28.
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