Human Resource Administration (HRA)

The NYC Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS) is dedicated to fighting poverty and income inequality by providing New Yorkers in need with essential benefits such as food and cash assistance, rental vouchers, and Medicaid.

Where can I go for help?​

Visit the Access HRA Website

Use the portal to apply for or re-certify programs such as SNAP, Cash Assistance, FairFares NYC, or Medicaid. Your account allows you to manage your case by viewing appointments, payments, and notices.

Visit Access HRA Site 

Find an HRA Center

Search for SNAP Centers, Job and Service Centers, and Medicaid offices near you. 

Find an HRA Center 

At Your Shelter

Talk to your case manager about 
applying for HRA programs.

What services do they offer?​

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Right-click anywhere on this web page and select "Print." Follow the instructions on your screen. 

The Benefits Navigator was designed with temporarily housed parents and frontline staff, in a collaboration between the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, NYC Department of Education, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, NYC Department of Homeless Services, NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, NYC Human Resources Administration, and the Public Policy Lab, a nonprofit innovation team for government. Support was provided by Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.

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