Family Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement (FHEPS) is a rent supplement for families who are moving from homeless shelters to stable housing, or who are in danger of losing their current housing. FHEPS helps ensure low-income New York City families can afford stable housing while landlords are compensated fairly. 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.
The New York City Department of Social Services (DSS) has combined the LINC, SEPS, and CITYFEPS programs into the CityFHEPS program to streamline service for tenants and landlords.