Family Eviction Prevention Supplement (FEPS)
What is FEPS?
FEPS was started in May 2005, to pay rent for tenants with children. It’s like Jiggetts relief.
How do I qualify for FEPS?
- You must have an eviction case in court.
- You must be a tenant with one year lease, or Rent Stabilized or Rent Controlled.
- You must have an active welfare case, and no one can be sanctioned.
- You must have children under 18 living with you.
How much can the rent be per month?
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What if my rent is higher?
Your rent can be no more than $100 over the above amounts.
How much back rent (arrears) will be paid?
The most back rent that will be paid is $7,000.
Do people in the home have to pay if they aren’t on welfare?
Yes, people not on welfare must pay a share of the rent.
I receive Food Stamps – will FEPS lower my Food Stamps?
No, your Food Stamps will remain the same.
I receive Jiggetts now – do I have to change to FEPS?
Not yet – your Jiggetts will stay in effect until 2007 as long as you are on welfare and have children and aren’t sanctioned.
How can I apply?
Call any Legal Services office, or call the Legal Aid Society at (718) 722-3100.
This article was posted April 01, 2007