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

Refugee Services (RS)

OTDA Home Programs & Services Refugee Services


Refugee Services (RS) within the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is the single state agency responsible for the implementation of services to refugees.

Refugee Services’ programs and services:

  • provide assistance to refugees and their families in achieving economic and social self-sufficiency;
  • help repatriated citizens arrive safely at home;
  • provide assistance to victims of human trafficking; and
  • assure proper foster care for unaccompanied refugee and entrant minors.

Contact Refugee Services:

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Refugee Services
40 North Pearl Street, 10D
Albany, New York 12243
Phone: (518) 402-3096

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