Family Homelessness Eviction Prevention Supplement Program FHEPS

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BronxWorks Hunts Point Multi Service Center
NYC FHEPS Application Assistance Program
630 Jackson Avenue 3rd Floor
Bronx, NY  10455
Office: 718-637-2630
Fax: 718-292-4321
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

What is Family Homelessness Eviction Prevention Supplement Program?

The Family Homelessness Eviction Prevention Supplement (FHEPS) is a rent supplement program that assists families on public assistance with children under the age of 18 (19 still in high school or GED) whom are at imminent risk of being evicted or families who are currently homeless and residing in a Human Resources Administration (HRA) or Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelters. This program is intended to help prevent family's homelessness by providing rental support network to remain in their existing apartment or secure a new housing. The FHEPS supplement would direct Public Assistance to increase the family's shelter allowance so that they can better afford to pay their monthly rent and or  secure the upfront moving costs of a new apartment. We serve families with minor children that reside within the 5 boroughs (Bronx; Manhattan; Brooklyn; Queens and Staten Island) City of New York City.

FHEPS Program Eligibility 

Families applying for FHEPS must meet the following requirements:

    At least one minor child (relative or adoption) under the age of 18 years old (19 still in high school or GED) 

    An active public assistance case (with no sanction)

    Have an active nonpayment of rent or holdover case in Housing Court 

To Apply for FHEPS you will need the following documentations:

        Current and Previous Lease

        Court Stipulation and or Eviction documentations

        Rent Breakdown Letter from landlord including the present rent month

        Active Cash Assistance Case

        Income Verification Documentation Including SSI/SSA/award Letters including employment letter/paystubs

        Shelter Residency Letter (Families residing in HRA or DHS Shelters)

Families who are Non-Tenant of Record (NTR)

The NTR may be eligible for FHEPS even if they was not the tenant of record and s/he will need to submit proof that s/he lived with the primary families who is (was) at imminent risks of homelessness or that the primary tenant was evicted. 

The NTR families must meet the (4) four requirements listed below and submit proof s/he was living in the apartment during the eviction process and/or when the evicted occurred.

    1.   The primary tenant of record (the person they are living with) must have an income that is under 200% of the federal poverty level And

    2.  Both applicant and tenant of record must have lived at the residence for at minimum one year. Non tenant of record must submit proof residency(Landlord agreement/letter,  school   records, phone bill, DMV record, bank statements etc.)And

     3.   Non-tenant of record family must be named as co-tenant on the lease, in a court stipulation or be named as a co-tenant via a written agreement with primary tenant of record or   landlord  that grants residency rights at least one year. And

     4.  Non-tenant of records must have lived in the home during the time that rental arrears accrued.

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