Emergency Assistance / One Shot Deal
NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)
1. How it Works
You may be able to get help if you cannot pay your bills because you lost your job, are getting less pay from your job, or had another emergency like an unexpected medical situation. This help is called “Emergency Assistance” or a “One Shot Deal.”
Emergency assistance can help you if:
you are experiencing homelessness or will lose your housing if you do not get help.
your gas or electricity has been shut off, or you got a notice saying that it will be shut off.
you lost clothes, personal items, or furniture because of theft, a fire, or a natural disaster.
you are affected by domestic violence.
you have other issues that affect the health and safety of you or your family.
If you do not get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be required to pay back some or all the Emergency Assistance. HRA will let you know if you need to pay it back.
If your income is more than a certain amount, you may be required to sign an agreement that you will pay back the Emergency Assistance.
You may apply for Emergency Assistance even if you got it before. If you were asked to pay back a past grant but did not, your eligibility for a new grant may be affected.
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