Homelessness Prevention Law Project

Our primary focus in the Bronx is geared towards providing legal eviction prevention services to families, individuals, working, receiving public assistance, or that meets eligibility and are at risk of losing their homes. NAICA’s Homelessness Prevention Law Project, funded by the Department of Human Resources (HRA), currently provides free legal and referral services to over 1,500 households annually. Families are guided through the Housing Court process and assisted in obtaining funds from charitable agencies for rental assistance. NAICA also provides Family Eviction Prevention Supplement (FEPS) application processing to obtain approval for rental assistance through the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) and subsequently obtain rent arrears through the Human Resources Administration (HRA).     

NAICA is also proud to be a part of the Housing Court Initiative (HCI) Project which was started in April 2012 and is an extension of the anti-eviction legal services provided in the Law Project. This project was started through the collaborative efforts of DHS, HRA, The Bronx Housing Court and NAICA with the goal of easing the transition of families that lost their Advantage rent subsidies. The HCI Project is based in the Bronx Housing Court in room 211 in the Court.

 

NAICA Legal Services Program serves approximately one thousand five hundred household (1,500) annually who have been petitioned or are at risk of being evicted.
 
How do you qualify?
 
NAICA can submit a FEPS application and provide free legal representation to tenant's who meet the below criteria:
  • Tenant must be a recipient of full Public Assistance benefits (Medicaid, Cash and Rent)
  • Tenant must have children 18 and/or younger on the Public Assistance Case
  • Tenant canot owe more than $7,000.00 in arrears
  • Tenant’s rent must be affordable (see FEPS guidelines below)
  • Tenant has not been approved for FEPS Relief Previously
 
For More Information:
We are located at 1075 Grand Concourse,
Suite 1B, Bronx, NY, 10452 
Open: 9am to 5pm Monday Thru Friday 
Tel: (718) 538-3344, ext. 106
Fax: (718) 537-3195
Email: info@naicany.org
 
You Can Also Find us in the Lower Level of The Bronx Housing Court Located at:
1118 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY, 10451

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