NYC housing voucher recipients can now apply subsidies beyond city limits: Mayor

New York City will allow city housing voucher holders to use their subsidies outside the five boroughs for the first time, Mayor Eric Adams announced on Tuesday.

Recipients of the vouchers — known as CityFHEPS — have thus far only been able to utilize the subsidy within the city but will now be able to apply it in any of New York state’s 62 counties. CityFHEPS, which is administered by the city Department of Social Services (DSS), covers most of the rent for homeless New Yorkers, allowing them to rent market rate apartments at little cost.