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.