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Housing Security Emergency Fund

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The Housing Security Emergency Fund seeks to prevent evictions and foreclosures by providing direct rent and mortgage assistance to LMI community members impacted by the long-term effects of the COVID-19 economic crisis. *There are limited funds available.

Chhaya will distribute funds via gift cards to eligible members to help with eviction prevention.

Applications open on May 9, 2022. 


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can apply?

Tenants who are at risk of homelessness and experienced financial hardships during COVID-19

  • Income Requirement

  • How can I apply?

Application here.

Applications open on May 9, 2022 and are open until May 13, 2022.

  • How do I check my status?

Call us at 718-478-3848 and ask about your Housing Security Emergency Fund application.

  • How can I get a paper application?

You can visit our offices located at :

121-18 Liberty Ave, 2nd floor, South Richmond Hill, NY 11419

                Monday, May 9th to Friday, May 13th from 10am-5pm

37-43 77th street, 2nd floor, Jackson Height, NY 11372

                Monday, May 9th to Friday, May 13th from 10am-5pm


*We ask that you please bring your documents to complete the application.

Required Documents

  • Identification
    • Government Issued ID (State ID, ID NYC, Benefits Card, etc.)
  • Proof you were financially impacted by COVID-19
    • Proof of unemployment benefits
    • Proof of a decrease in work hours or income (paystubs, tax returns, etc.)
    • Proof of payment from Excluded Workers Fund
    • Proof of COVID-19 related expenses (medical bills, care bills, etc.)
  • Proof of Risk of Homelessness
    • Letter from landlord demanding rent money
    • Rent Demand Notice from landlord
    • Queens Civil Court Eviction Notice
  • Proof of Income
    • Pay stubs during 2019 & 2020
    • 2019 & 2020 tax returns
    • Letter from employer detailing wages for 2019 & 2020

Main Office:
37-43 77th St, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Contact: 718.478.3848; info@chhayacdc.org

Richmond Hill Center:
121-18 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Contact: 718.374.3371; info@chhayacdc.org


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