FHEPS is a rent supplement for families with children who receive Cash Assistance and have been evicted or are facing eviction, who lost their housing due to a domestic violence situation, or who have lost their housing because of health or safety issues. Formerly known as the Family Eviction Prevention Supplement (FEPS), the program has been expanded to include survivors of domestic violence and their children, as per under Social Services Law Sec. 459-a(1). Additionally, administration of the program is transitioning from the State to the City. Potentially eligible families will be connected with FHEPS providers (community-based organizations) or shelter staff, who will assist the family in completing an application and locating housing.
To learn more, download the FHEPS Program Landlord Fact Sheet in English or download the FHEPS Program Client Fact Sheet (available in Arabic, Bengali, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Haitian Creole, English, French, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu)