Family Eviction Prevention Supplement (FEPS)

The Family Eviction Prevention Supplement is intended to help with preventing homelessness by supplementing the insufficient Public Assistance shelter allowances for families. FEPS was started in 2005 as a program to provide ongoing rental assistance for up to five years to families receiving Public Assistance. The program can also assist with rental arrears up to $7,000.

The New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA) administers the FEPS program.  Applications are processed by authorized legal services offices and community-based organizations.  When a FEPS case is approved by OTDA, the local Human Resources Administration (HRA) makes the approved rent payments directly to the landlord.

The links below provide a more complete description regarding eligibility, application, and placement for FEPS.

Eligibility for FEPS

How to Apply for FEPS

Getting Placed with FEPS