Cash Assistance - Safety Net Assistance (SNA) - Expanded Rules Allowing More Immigrants to Qualify

Published on May, 16 2023 by Leslie Bailey
Effective immediately, New York State has expanded eligibility guidelines to include new categories of non-citizens. New categories of eligible non-citizens include those with an application or petition pending with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for Asylum (with no Employment Authorization Document (EAD)), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and [...]

Increase in CityFHEPS and FHEPS Rental Assistance

Published on April, 12 2023 by Yvonne Peña
NYC has increased the rental assistance provided under the CityFHEPS and FHEPS programs. Rental amounts now match NYCHA’s Section 8 Voucher payment standards levels. The new amounts went into effect on January 1, 2023, for CityFHEPS and at the end of January 2023 for FHEPS. NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA), which administers both FHEPS and CityFHEPS, [...]

NYC Extends ‘No Lawsuit Required’ for FHEPS and CityFHEPS Applications

Published on April, 12 2023 by Yvonne Peña
The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) has extended the temporary policy change of not requiring a housing court case for eligibility of FHEPS (Family Homelessness & Eviction Prevention Supplement) and CityFHEPS (City Fighting Homelessness & Eviction Prevention Supplement) to December 31, 2023. Households in the community at risk of homelessness (that is, not residing in a [...]

COVID-19 Chapters are Updated

Published on February, 1 2023 by Leslie Bailey
Since April 2020, the Benefits Plus Learning Center has been current on the changes to policy and procedures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the height of the pandemic there were many federal and state waivers to provide greater flexibility in the application process for cash benefit programs. However, many of these waivers have [...]