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Rental assistance New York.

Find where to get long term or emergency rental assistance in New York. There are funds to help low-income families, the poor or elderly, immigrants as well as the disabled including with a security deposit on an affordable apartment. Find charities, charities, and government resources that provide help near you with rent in New York.

There are also various homeless prevention and rapid rehousing programs, free legal services for tenants, as well as other financial assistance programs that offer rent arrears help. The main cities, towns and counties in New York are below. Select yours in order to get funds for paying rental costs or apply for low income, HUD vouchers for an apartment. The financial aid can help stop homelessness, evictions, or help someone find a new rental home or apartment to live in.

In addition to the counties below, there are statewide rental and housing assistance programs in New York. They are open to anyone in need, provided they meet qualifications. Generally, to get a free voucher or money for paying rent, income and asset criteria need to be met by the client.

Find help with rent in NY from statewide programs

Housing and Urban Development section 8 housing choice vouchers is a federal government funded programs. Very low-income families as well as people living in poverty can get a rent controlled, income subsidized home or apartment. There are also vouchers for senior citizens and people with a disability. Find details on New York Section 8 housing choice vouchers

Federal government and the state of New York Homeless prevention as well as rapid rehousing is for (1) tenants on the verge of eviction; (2) low tenants who are behind on their utility bills and (3) the currently homeless. Government grant money can pay for everything ranging from first month’s rent to temporary shelter, legal costs, storage fees and more. There is also immediate rent relief given to low-income families with an eviction notice in NY. Continue with homeless and eviction prevention help in New York.

New York Catholic Charity programs are wide ranging, with emergency help paying rent offered at many churches. They support single moms, women facing abuse, and seniors or immigrants in NYS. There are dozens of parishes around the region that assistance with housing, and find emergency rent help near you from Catholic Charities.




Many municipalities have free lawyers on site, or as part of social services, that help tenants facing eviction or housing discrimination. The tenant attorneys also help low-income families or seniors find an apply for local rental assistance programs. They can give free legal aid or representation on tenant right’s in New York or represent them in housing court. Locate free lawyers in New York.

Senior citizens, the homebound and the retirees in New York can get support too. Agency on Aging and non-profits try to house the elderly and/or assist with rent, including in supportive housing units where medical needs may be met. More on financial help for the elderly in New York.

Salvation Army rent assistance programs in New York are wide ranging. They offer emergency homeless shelters, transitional housing, funds to pay utility bills or rent, case management and more as part of their Social Services. Often the vulnerable, including women fleeing DV, can get housing support. More on rent help from NY Salvation Army.

Local rent assistance programs in New York

Find emergency, immediate rent assistance or long-term help by county or city below. If your community is not listed, use the search bar at the bottom of the page or in the navigation bar to look for your community. Also, as noted, there are more state and federal resources for help with rent, security deposits, eviction prevention and more above.

Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer County

Broome County

Chemung and Steuben County area

Erie County

Jefferson and St. Lawrence County area

Monroe County

Nassau County




New York City (all boroughs)

Niagara County

Oneida County

Onondaga County

Ontario, Wayne and Seneca County

Orange County

Oswego and Lewis County area

Rockland County

Saratoga County

Suffolk County

Ulster County

Westchester County


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