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

Work Supports

OTDA Home Resources & Data Work Supports

Work Supports

Overview

Working families in New York State may be eligible for a variety of work supports including federal, state and New York City tax credits, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and many other supports. See OTDA’s Resources for Working Families page for more information.

A working family that receives a combination of work supports can significantly increase their income. The first two charts below show how some of the available work supports - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Earned Income Tax Credit (state and federal), and other child-related state and federal tax credits - can significantly increase the household income of a single working parent with two children. The second chart represents the same family living in, with the additional tax credit they would receive as residents.

With wages alone, this family’s income is below the federal poverty level, but a combination of wages plus work supports raises them well over the federal poverty level.

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