Migrant Relocation Assistance Program (MRAP)

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Information for Providers

New York State, in partnership with New York City, has established the Migrant Relocation Assistance Program to help newly arrived families seeking asylum and other eligible families to relocate from the city's shelter system to permanent housing in welcoming areas of the state. The program will help pay up to one year's rent and provide services to eligible families relocating in Albany, Erie, Monroe, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.


These presentations include information from local service providers that are helping to relocate families. This includes assisting families with finding an apartment, furniture, clothing, food, enrolling children in school, finding jobs, applying for medical services, locating nearby grocery stores, and more.

Outreach Materials

Community Fact Sheets

These fact sheets include helpful hyperlinks to organizations and agencies that may prove helpful for recently arrived non-citizens who have chosen to relocate.

Participant Rights and Responsibilities

The rights and responsibilities of MRAP Participants are outlined in this document. Failure to comply with any of the responsibilities may result in the discontinuation of your participation in the program.

Landlord Fact Sheet

The relocation program provides landlords with an opportunity to strengthen and enhance the local workforce by providing safe, stable housing for families establishing new roots in the community.

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