Pathway Home

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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*Statement of Basis and Purpose*

In connection with the consolidation of many of the City’s rental assistance programs into a single program called CityFHEPS, HRA is now issuing a rule for the Pathway Home Program, which helps households in shelter relocate to housing with friends and family for up to one year while they search for permanent housing. The program is available to households who have been in a New York City Department of Homeless Services shelter (DHS) for at least 90 days, or who are in a DHS shelter and have a CityFHEPS shopping letter, and who have identified a “host family” willing to host them for up to one year. Monthly payments to host families will generally range from $1,200 to $1,800 depending on the size of the household that is being hosted. The program will also be available to certain individuals being discharged from the custody of the New York City Department of Correction.

The LINC VI Family and Friends Reunification Program, which was established in 2015 and under which payments are available for up to five years, will no longer be offered to households exiting shelter, but will continue for those already in the program. Although LINC VI has helped families exit shelter, it is anticipated that Pathway Home’s shorter timeframe and higher monthly payments to hosts will enable more families to leave shelter while providing them with a pathway forward to move into homes of their own.

Proposed Rule: