China News Service, December 23. According to the US "World Journal" report, the New York State rent reduction program application has been restarted, and the application criteria have been relaxed. State Representative Couton urged the public to hurry up and submit applications, and his office will also provide Apply for assistance.

  New York State launched the rent reduction plan in July. At that time, more than 90,000 people applied, but many people were rejected because they were unable to submit the rent before the epidemic and were not eligible.

The New York State Department of Housing and Community Redevelopment (HCR) recently announced the reopening of the application and cancelled the submission of proof of rent burden before the epidemic. The deadline for application is February 1, 2021.

  Coton pointed out that the new application rules no longer require rent to account for more than 30% of applicants’ income before the epidemic. People whose applications have been rejected before will be reviewed by HCR, so residents do not need to resubmit.

  It is reported that the funding of the plan comes from the New Crown Relief Fund under the Federal New Crown Relief Act. It provides low-income families who have lost their source of income during the new crown pneumonia epidemic with a rent subsidy of up to four months. The subsidy will be paid directly to the landlord or housing provider. , The tenant does not need to repay the funds.

  Coton said that the rent reduction plan was created by the legislature to help tenants and landlords alleviate the financial pressure caused by the epidemic. "I am very pleased to see the expansion of the plan so that more New Yorkers can get this important help."

  The Korton office will provide information to help people answer questions and submit applications. If you have applied for the program but are rejected, you can call (718) 236-598 or go to its office at 155 Kings Highway, Brooklyn.

More application requirements can be found on the website:

(Huang Yiyi)