The New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Office of Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES) Zone Partners can help NYCHA residents reduce expenses and save the cash spent on food by helping NYCHA residents apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.
Did You Know…
Only about half of eligible NYCHA residents not on TANF are currently getting SNAP (food stamps) to help pay for monthly food expenses. Many NYCHA residents who are eligible for SNAP (food stamps) are not receiving these benefits. REES partners can help you find out whether you qualify for SNAP (food stamps) and help you submit an application. Here are some quick facts about food stamps:
- What can you buy with SNAP (food stamps)? You can buy food from supermarkets, farmers’ markets and grocery stores, as well as seeds and plants used to grow food in a garden.
- The average SNAP (food stamp) benefit for one person is $156 a month and $467 a month for a household of three.
- Everyone has the right to apply and there are many convenient ways to apply: