My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: ny

I live Subsidized Housing. I have not had income since March. I've been on SSD for 30 years. Now I will get it back in October. I was talking to a friend about this.
She said that I don't have to pay for the months I did NOT have income. I thought I would have to pay back rent. I still think that. Is it true what said?