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

Division of Child Support Services

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Eileen Stack, Deputy Commissioner

Child Support Services (CSS) oversees the administration of the Child Support Program by the social services districts. The program provides custodial parents with assistance in obtaining financial support and medical insurance coverage for their children by locating noncustodial parents, establishing parentage, establishing, modifying, and enforcing support orders, and collecting and distributing child support payments. Additional programs overseen by CSS include the:

  • Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage program that assists unmarried parents, as well as married or unmarried parents of a child conceived through assisted reproductive technology, with establishing legal parentage for their child.
  • Access and Visitation program which provides services such as counseling, mediation, parent education, development of parenting plans, and visitation enforcement through supervised visitation, monitored visitation, monitored child exchange and/or neutral site child exchange.
  • Noncustodial Parent Employment Programs operated by local partners to help NCPs increase their employment opportunities through training and education so that they can better meet their child support obligations and navigate the child support system.

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