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Family Eviction Prevention Supplement (FEPS)

The Family Eviction Prevention Supplement (FEPS) was created in May 2005 to replace the old Jiggetts program. FEPS is a housing supplement to help prevent evictions and provides rental support to families for up to five years.

FEPS applications can be filed through specific legal providers and community-based organizations (CBO) in each borough. To get a referral, tenants can visit their public assistance center or ask the Housing Court Liaison.

  • Families applying for FEPS must have at least one minor child and an open Public Assistance case (cannot be sanctioned). The child must be under the age of 18 years old or under 19 and attending high school or vocational school full time.
  • To be eligible, families must be facing eviction for the nonpayment of rent above the regular shelter allowance for your family size according to public assistance guidelines. Families may also be eligible if there is no current court case but the family needs the FEPS approval in order to move to a new apartment because there is a current vacate order, a current foreclosure or the family is currently living in the community and was evicted in the last year for excess rent or the family is currently living in a shelter and was evicted in the last six months for excess rent.
  • When the apartment is not rent regulated, the person applying for FEPS must be the tenant of record and have an agreement in writing with her landlord to stay at least one year.
  • FEPS pays arrears up to $7,000 and monthly rent payments for up to five years. See below for information about the maximum rent that FEPS will pay to a household.
  • Individuals residing in the household that are not receiving PA (e.g. SSI recipients) must pay 30% of their income toward the rent.

FEPS Subsidy Levels

The amount of rent FEPS will pay for each household depends on how many people are on the family’s public assistance case and what other types of income the family has. If anyone in your family is receiving income other than public assistance, they will have to pay a portion of the rent and the amount of FEPS assistance your family receives will be less that the maximums in the chart below.

Number of Family Members on PA Case Regular Shelter Allowance Extra Shelter (FEPS Suppliment added) Total FEPS Subsidy**
1 $ 277 $ 373 $ 650
2 $ 283 $ 467 $ 750
3 $ 400 $ 450 $ 850
4 $ 450 $ 450 $ 900
5 $ 501 $ 499 $1,000
6 $ 524 $ 526 $1,050
7 $ 546 $ 554 $1,100
8 $ 546 $ 654 $1,200
**FEPS subsidy and shelter allowance TOTAL

Although the above chart shows the maximum the program will pay towards the rent, tenants are allowed to lease apartments for a slightly higher amount depending on their family size. The chart below shows the maximum rent that the landlord can charge a FEPS tenant.

Number of People in Household Maximum Rent Allowed*
1 $ 800
2 $ 900
3 $1,050
4 $1,100
5 $1,250
6 $1,350
7 $1,400
8 $1,500

* If the rent is higher than the amount paid by FEPS tenants must pay the difference on their own (from child support, a 3rd party or other source.)


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