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What is CityFHEPS?

CityFHEPS is a rental assistance program to help individuals and families find and keep housing. It is administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS), which includes both the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and the Human Resources Administration (HRA). Only DSS can determine your eligibility for the program. Your eligibility is based on a number of factors. The information below provides basic guidance on how eligibility is determined.
 

Can I get CityFHEPS?

To be eligible for CityFHEPS, households must have a gross income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and meet one of the following five (5) criteria:
 
1. The household includes someone who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and is at risk of
homelessness; OR
 
2. The household has an unexpired LINC, CITYFEPS, or SEPS letter at the time CityFHEPS
eligibility is requested (not available after 2/28/2019); OR
 
3. The household gets LINC VI or Pathway Home benefits and would be eligible for
CityFHEPS if they were in DHS or HRA shelter; OR
 
4. The household was referred by a CityFHEPS qualifying program, and DSS determined
that CityFHEPS was needed to avoid shelter entry; OR
 
5. The household is facing eviction in court (or was evicted in the past year)
 
AND:
 
- Includes someone who has previously lived in a DHS shelter; OR
 
- Includes someone who has an active Adult Protective Services (APS) case or is in a designated community guardianship program; OR
 
- Lives in a rent-controlled apartment and will use CityFHEPS to stay in that apartment

To Apply for CityFHEPS

Come to the BronxWorks Housing Assistance Provider (HAP) program- 630 Jackson Ave 1st Fl. Bronx, NY 10455 (929) 252-7110  and schedule an appointment (please note that appointments are not scheduled via telephone and must be scheduled in person).
 
Appointment times are at either 9am or 1pm Monday- Friday. The program also accommodates walk-ins, however walk-ins are not guaranteed to be seen and should arrive at either 9am or 1pm. Please note that the program provides services to clients that reside in either the Bronx or Manhattan.
 
Please ensure you bring the following documents in order to schedule an appointment:
 
1. Eviction (court documentted eviction or non-payment holdover)
 
2. Military Services: Documents establishing US Military Service (DD Form 214 or Veteran ID Card) 
 
3. Discharge - Correctional Institution (Riker's Island)
 
4. Letter from APS or Guardianship Program
 
5. CARES Printot (Shelter History)
 
6. Lease (Showing Rental Controlled Unit)
 
Additional Documents Requested:
 
- Birth Certificate, Photo ID, Social Security Card
 
- Proof of income - Must be up to date (e.g. Budget Letter, Award Letter, Pension, Unemployment, Paystubs-   weekly (4), biweekly (2), Monthly (1))
 
- Proof of PA or Attend HRA appointment
 
- Eligibility /Acceptance letter from APS (Adult Protective Services)
 
- Court Documents (Court Stipulation)
 
- W9 from Landlord 
 
- Rental Breakdown
 
- Proof of ownership for apartment (i.e. Deed, water bill, etc.)
 
- Updated 1 year lease (ex: Jan 1, 2016- Dec. 31, 2016)
 
For more information about applying for CityFHEPS, please contact:
 
Teanika Chamberlain, Program Director
 
Leury Vargas, Assistant Program Director
 
BronxWorks at the Hunts Point Multiservice Center
630 Jackson Avenue, 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10455
 
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