Important Information Regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will be administering an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide eligible households in New York State with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. OTDA is developing an online application portal for tenants and landlords to apply for this program and will be releasing additional information regarding eligibility criteria and the application process soon.

Last updated: February 19, 2021, 10:30 AM

COVID-19 Resources

OTDA Home COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Individuals and Families

IRS Stimulus Payment

If you are not required to file taxes, you may need to use a new IRS tool to bring home an Economic Impact Payment. The IRS has created a simple form to submit your information to receive your payment of up to $1,200 per person and up to $500 per child. Learn more:

Additional Resources

The following are resources with COVID-19 specific information on certain programs and services.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits

Answers to many commonly asked questions about the P-EBT food benefits for New York State residents.

Group 2/Children Enrolled in Medicaid

Group 3/All Other Eligible Children

SNAP COVID-19 Information

Information on the Supplemental Emergency Allotment (EA) of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits for households.

Find Your Regional Food Bank

Locate a food bank in your area.

Child Support Services COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to many commonly asked questions for Custodial and Noncustodial Parents, and Employers.

COVID-19 Provider Resources

Guidance Documents for Supportive Housing

Provide general information or guidance regarding COVID-19 to assist supportive housing providers.

Office of Administrative Hearings Transmittals

Provide immediate direction about current OTDA program policy and procedures regarding COVID-19 to Fair Hearings Workers.

Temporary Assistance General Information System (GIS) Messages

Provide immediate direction about current OTDA program policy and procedures regarding COVID-19 to local social services districts.

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