Fair Hearings

Fair Hearings

A Fair Hearing is a chance for you to tell a hearing officer from OTDA, why you think a decision about your case made by a local social services agency is wrong.

OTDA will then issue a written decision which will state whether the local agency's decision was right or wrong. The written decision may order the local agency to correct your case.


News & Public Information

09/14/16Governor Cuomo Directs New York State Division of Budget to Sign $2 Billion Homelessness and Housing Memorandum of Understanding

09/13/16Governor Cuomo Announces Awards for Development of First 1,200 Supportive Housing Units

Learn more about OTDA through its press releases, publications and public meetings.

Information is available on how to place a FOIL request, report welfare fraud, and how to contact your local department of social services.