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

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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Help Applying for SNAP

In many locations throughout New York State, nutrition outreach providers and community organizations can help you by:

  • Assisting you with completing the SNAP application, including the online version
  • Answering any questions, and/or
  • Assisting current recipients with SNAP recertification.

After your application is filed, the local Department of Social Services or SNAP office will review the application, conduct an interview, and determine your household's eligibility for SNAP benefits.

SNAP Outreach Providers provide confidential SNAP application assistance for individuals and households. If more assistance is required, please contact your local Department of Social Services.

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