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What is it?
The Family Eviction Prevention Supplement was started in 2005 by the Human Resources Administration of New York City as a program to pay back rent and provide ongoing rental assistance for families receiving Public Assistance.
What do you get?
If you meet eligibility criteria, your rent arrears (up to $7,000) will be paid, and you will receive a monthly housing supplement for ongoing excess rent.
How long do you get it
The rental arrears payment is a one-time deal, but the monthly housing supplement lasts for five years.
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