Linc Housing Assistance Program

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- If you accept programs but hate the process and want it to be faster, you will love LINC! -

 

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

 

Comments ( 599 )

  • Rose ortiz

    what do i do if my spouse and i bteak up and he moves out of apt

    • Admin

      Contact 311 and ask for Homebase. Notify them of the change in household and they will advise you of next steps.

  • Vanessa Ellison

    Dear HRA -LINC PROGRAM
    I HAVE NOT RECIEVED MY NOTICE TO APPLY FOR THE ANNUAL YEARLY APPLICATION FOR 2017. I DEAL WITH MAIL THIEF IN MY BUILDING. 1183 St John’s Place Brooklyn, NY 11213 If you can please email me I would truly appreciated it. Thank you.

    • Admin

      Call us for more info. 914-299-0420

  • Rosemary

    I moved in to my apartment in Dec 2016.. I was getting help from home base and I left my renewal form for my voucher with the case wprler. She told me she wwas gomna fax it and neber. I was always calling and she told me she fax it and was waiting for a respond. I just fpumd out4 rays ago my case is close. So I fax over my copies. How can I find out if they being process.

    • Admin

      Go to a Homebase location directly.

  • Lilliam

    My partner, daughter and I have been sleeping in and out of friends and families place of residence for 4 yrs now. With rents being so high we can not afford $1800.00 a month for 2 bedroom that we need.How can we get rental assistance?

    • Admin

      Contact 311 and ask for HOMEBASE to discuss the options available to you.

  • Michelle Lee

    How does one obtain a LINC voucher

    • Admin

      Hello Michelle,

      A linc voucher is normally obtained by renters who are classified homelesss. This requires you to be in the shelter system.

      • Christina Young

        My name is Christina I live an New York
        I have LINC 4 voucher of 1,268 two me an my husband and I live an the shelter my number is 7043147818 or 3476130984

    • Hello i am Maria Joseph i looking 2bedroom apartment for linc please if you having some give me call 347 415 4928 thanks

  • Delilah sepulveda

    I have linc 3 Looking To Move Into A 2 Bedroom Anywhere In The Bronx . I Make 22,000$ A Year Please Contact Me If You Have anything 347-849-3557

    • Admin

      Hello Delilah,

      If you are looking to sign up for notification of available apartments you can register in the link here, http://www.citywidehousingservices.com/rental-alert/.

      If you are struggling to find an apartment with a program, bad credit, prior eviction history, low income or poor rental history, read this book to understand what you can do differently to find an apartment, https://www.theperfecttenant.net/about and available on Amazon.

  • R J Tagliamonte

    Can a well dressed, respectful and able semi-retired man find an apartment in Manhattan in a good building and neighborhood?
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    Assistance, guidance and suggestions are requested for the perfect match!

    • Admin

      Hello RJ,

      We need a lot more information to see if you qualify for what you are seeking. On average a 1 bedroom in Manhattan rents for $2500 monthly. You need to have the income and credit to show you can afford an apartment in this range. Thats all that matters to be honest. If you have low credit, bad credit or a program but struggling to find an apartment, this book will help https://www.theperfecttenant.net/about

  • Lily White

    I’m a senior New Yorker & have been awarded a LINC 4 voucher, I wonder who is paying the broker’s fee?
    Please email me [email protected].
    Thank you,
    Lily White

    • Admin

      Hello Lily,

      The Broker Fee is paid by the City of New York

  • iam lookin to move into a1or 2 bed room apartments willing to pay cash but i also have a link 5 vocher for 1,6800 with good credit 701looking for immedeiate move in

    • Admin

      Hello Dennis,

      If you are looking to sign up for notification of available apartments you can register in the link here, http://www.citywidehousingservices.com/rental-alert/.

      If you are struggling to find an apartment with a program, bad credit, prior eviction history, low income or poor rental history, read this book to understand what you can do differently to find an apartment, https://www.theperfecttenant.net/about and available on Amazon.

  • Ramona Baylor

    Hello, I am currently residing in a family shelter in the Bronx, with two children ages 18 and 19. Both very mature young men in college and are very respectful. I have a LINC 3, and I am looking for a 2 bedroom apartment in a somewhat decent neighborhood. I am looking for employment and trying to find permanent housing, all at the same time. I look forward to speaking with someone in regard to housing very soon! Thanks!!

    • Admin

      Hello Ramona,

      If you are looking to sign up for notification of available apartments you can register in the link here, http://www.citywidehousingservices.com/rental-alert/.

      If you are struggling to find an apartment with a program, bad credit, prior eviction history, low income or poor rental history, read this book to understand what you can do differently to find an apartment, https://www.theperfecttenant.net/about and available on Amazon.

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