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

1. How it Works

REES helps NYCHA residents improve their financial futures. It connects residents to programs that can help with education, job training, financial literacy, and starting a business.

Update: To protect the health and safety of NYCHA residents and employees, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the REES office is temporarily closed to the public. Please visit us online at www.OpportunityNYCHA.org or leave a message at 718-289-8100. REES will return all calls.

  • REES can help qualified residents access Earned Income Disallowance (EID), which can delay rent increases if your income goes up
  • Program areas include Adult Education & Training, Financial Literacy and Asset Building, Employment & Advancement and Resident Business Development
  • The Brooklyn office has information sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m

2. Determine your eligibility

Anyone who lives in NYCHA housing is eligible for REES. But, the services that REES connects you to have different eligibility rules. The eligibility 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?

3. What you need to include

It’s important to include the right documents when you apply. Your documents show whether the program is right for you.

This page can help you choose the right documents for your application.

Proof of who you are

For each person applying, any one document:

  • Driver license or official photo I.D.

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4. How to Apply

4. How to apply

Here are your options.

Apply in person

Update: To protect the health and safety of NYCHA residents and employees, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the REES office is temporarily closed to the public. Please visit us online at www.OpportunityNYCHA.org or leave a message at 718-289-8100. REES will return all calls.

  1. Information sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m at the Brooklyn office: 787 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238.
  2. You can RSVP for an info session online or by calling the REES hotline at 718-289-8100.

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More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Visit the Opportunity NYCHA website to learn more about REES services.

Call 311

Ask for REES assistance.

Call REES

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

COVID Update

To protect the health and safety of NYCHA residents and employees, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the REES office is temporarily closed to the public. Please visit us online at www.OpportunityNYCHA.org or leave a message at 718-289-8100. REES will return all calls.

Last Updated Friday, March 20th, 2:46pm