"The purpose of this policy bulletin is to inform Job Center staff of a new outreach program which allows working applicants/participants to apply for a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Section 8 housing voucher. The applications submitted through this program will receive priority treatment from NYCHA during the application approval Applicants/participants who secure Section 8 housing vouchers can seek housing in a New York City neighborhood of their choice from any landlord who accepts the vouchers.
With a Section 8 housing voucher, qualified individuals and families pay 30% of their income toward the Fair Market Rent set by the Federal government; NYCHA pays the remainder directly to the landlord.
* participants currently receiving the Family Eviction Prevention Supplement (FEPS) or Jiggetts shelter supplement
* applicants/participants of the Welfare to Work or Wellness, Comprehensive Assessment, Rehabilitation and Employment (WeCARE) programs and
* applicants requesting a "one-shot deal" for rental assistance or participants requesting a rent arrears payment from the Rental Assistance Unit (RAU)."