Skip to main content

Financial growth training for NYCHA residents

NYCHA Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES) | NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)

1. How it Works

REES helps NYCHA residents improve their financial futures through hiring events, job training, financial literacy education, and programs on starting a business.

  • REES partners can help in many ways. Program areas are:
    • Adult education and training – adult basic education (ABE) classes, pre-High School Equivalency (Pre-HSE) programs, and English language learning programs.
    • Financial empowerment – services to help you reach financial stability.
    • Employment and career advancement – support to help you find a job.
    • resident business development – support to help you start a business.
  • REES can also help qualified residents access Earned Income Disallowance (EID), which can delay rent increases if your income goes up.

2. Determine your eligibility

Anyone who lives in NYCHA housing is eligible for REES.

However, the services that REES connects you to have different eligibility rules. The eligibility criteria for each program is on the Opportunity NYCHA site.

Take a short survey to see if you might be eligible for this or 30 other programs.

Am I Eligible?

Next section:

3. How to Apply

3. How to apply

Here are your options.

Come back to it later.
We can send you a link to this page to help you get back to it when you’re ready.

More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Learn more about REES services from the Opportunity NYCHA website.

Call 311

Ask for REES assistance.


Call the REES hotline at 718-289-8100 to learn more.

Visit the office

Visit the REES office at 787 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11238 to get help in person.

Update: The REES Office is currently closed for in-person services.

Last Updated August 4, 2022

Stay updated on benefits

Get occasional emails about benefits news, upcoming enrollment periods, and deadlines. Translations are available in 11 languages.