Linc Housing Assistance Program

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The staff at Citywide Housing Services, prides itself on being an important source for Landlords, Tenants, Buyers and Sellers to find real estate solutions online.      

WHAT IS LINC

LINC (Living in Communities) is a NYC housing program launched in 2014 by Mayor Bill de Blasio to offer rental assistance to housing families in the shelter system. There are five versions of the program designed to meet the varied needs of families. Additionally, each version will be paired with appropriate services to assist families to remaining in stable housing, including: non-residential community based domestic violence services, HomeBase homeless prevention programs, anti-eviction legal services and HRA emergency assistance grants. If you are a landlord with an apartment or house for rent to a LINC client please call us at 914-299-0420.

WHAT IS LINC 1

LINC 1 is a New York City housing program targeted to families with demonstrated work histories and at least one adult currently working full time (35 hours or more for at least 90 days) or two or more adults with a combined 35 hours or more of work for at least 90 days. The subsidy is renewable based on continued need and eligibility on an annual basis for up to five years. Enrolled families will pay 30% of their income towards rent and the subsidy would cover the rest. The subsidy is renewable based on continued need and eligibility, on an annual basis for up to five years.

LINC 2

A New York City housing program for families with long term or multiple shelter stays. Target groups are families with a higher need for ongoing support to stay stably housed in the community. Additionally, Linc 2 renters have a history of needing DHS or HRA shelter. Enrolled families will pay 30% of their income towards rent and the subsidy would cover the rest. The subsidy is renewable based on continued need and eligibility, on an annual basis for up to five years.


LINC 3

LINC 3 is a New York City housing program targeted to families that due to domestic violence are residing in the shelter system. The subsidy is renewable based on continued need and eligibility on an annual basis for up to five years. The household must contribute 30% of their income towards rent and the subsidy will cover the rest.

LINC 4

LINC 4 is a New York City housing program targeted to families that are in the shelter system and have at least 1 member or more who is age 60 or older and cannot afford housing. The household must contribute 30% of their income towards rent and the subsidy will cover the rest. The subsidy can be renewed indefinitely and is based on continued need.

LINC 5

LINC 5 is a New York City housing program targeted to single individuals, that are employed and residing in the shelter system.  The subsidy is renewable based on continued need and eligibility on an annual basis for up to 5 years. The household must contribute 30% of their income towards rent and the subsidy will cover the rest.

LINC LEASE SIGNING FAQ'S

LINC lease signings are done at 109 East 16th Street, NY, NY 10003, 7th floor, and are conducted by HRA staff. Lease signing is normally scheduled 3 days after a passed inspection. The process can take several hours. Landlord and Broker must comply with the lease signing checklist below. For more information view LINC lease signing FAQ's.

  • 3 copies of lease with correct leasing date
  • Complete set of keys to the apartment
  • LINC Landlord Statement of Understanding and Lease Rider
  • Landlord expected to attend. Power of Attorney required authorizing Broker or representative to sign lease documents if landlord not attending.
  • If Landlord not attending, notarized letter authorizing broker or representative to pick up landlord LINC checks.
  • If Broker not attending, notarized letter required from broker authorizing HRA to give the broker's check to the representative.

HOW TO ENROLL

Landlords with apartments for rent are encouraged to contact Citywide Housing Services for more information or submit their apartments to 914-299-0420.

BOOK TO HELP RENTERS WITH LINC

Renters who are struggling to find an apartment with LINC, can read about the success of other renters with a program in the publication, The Perfect Tenant.  Many of the renters mentioned in this publication had programs such as, SEPS, LINC, Section 8, CityFEPS, HudVash, TBRA, bad credit or a negative history, but still went on to finding an apartment.  You can read their stories and get helpful suggestions in the publication, www.ThePerfectTenant.net

 

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