NYS’S COVID RENT RELIEF EXTENSION PROGRAM
Residential tenants experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID pandemic and their landlords need to be aware that the application period for New York State’s COVID Rent Relief Extension Program extends through February 1, 2021.
The program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need repay this assistance.
The Program is not first come, first served. Applications will be accepted throughout the application period. Applicants are prioritized based on “greatest economic and social need.” The subsidy will cover the difference between the renters’ “rent burden” on March 1, 2020 and the “rent burden” for the months they are applying for coverage.