Our primary focus is geared towards providing legal eviction prevention services to families, individuals who are working, receiving public assistance, or that meet the low-income eligibility and are at risk of losing their homes. NAICA Homelessness Prevention Law Project, funded by the Department of human resources (HRA), currently provides free legal and referral services to over 2,000 households annually.
Families/individuals are guided through the Housing Court process and assisted in obtaining funds from charitable agencies for rental assistance. NAICA also provides Family Homelessness Eviction Prevention Supplement (FHEPS) application processing to obtain approvals for rental assistance through the Human Resources Administration (HRA) and subsequently obtain the rental arrears through HRA as well.
NAICA is also proud to be 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 Work Advantage rent subsidies. The HCI Project is based in the Bronx Housing Court in room 211.