The Living in Communities (LINC) Rental Assistance programs were created to help move families out of shelter and into stable housing.
Pathway HomePathway Home is a program that enables families and individuals to move out of shelter by moving in with friends or family members (“host families”). Pathway Home can help you move from shelter back to the community as quickly as possible by providing monthly payments to your host family for up to 12 months. The program is open to all eligible families or individuals who have resided in shelter for at least 90 days.
Rent Supplement Program can help eligible families with children at risk of entry to shelter and those already in shelter to secure permanent housing. The number of households that can be approved to receive the CITYFEPS Rent Supplement will be limited due to available funding. Potentially eligible families will be connected with CITYFEPS providers (community-based organizations), which will assist the family in completing an application and locating housing.
FHEPS is a rent supplement for families with children who receive Cash Assistance and have been evicted or are facing eviction, who lost their housing due to a domestic violence situation, or who have lost their housing because of health or safety issues. 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 City's Special Exit and Prevention Supplement (SEPS) program can help eligible individual adults and adult families (families without children) at risk of entry to shelter and those already in shelter to secure permanent housing. Potentially eligible individual adults and adult families will be connected with SEPS providers (community-based organizations), which will assist the household in completing an application and locating housing. For households in shelter, NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) housing specialists and case managers will also be eligible to provide assistance.