Benefits

Households approved for ERAP may receive:

  • Up to 12 months of rental arrears payments for rents accrued on or after March 13, 2020.
  • Up to 3 months of additional rental assistance if the household is expected to spend 30 percent or more of their gross monthly income to pay for rent.
  • Up to 12 months of electric or gas utility arrears payments for arrears that have accrued on or after March 13, 2020.

Payments will be made directly to the landlord/property owner and utility company on behalf of the tenant.

Tenant applicants will be notified of the amounts paid on their behalf.

If a landlord is difficult to locate or does not otherwise provide information needed to complete the application, funds may be held to allow sufficient time to locate the landlord and collect required information as well as to provide tenant protections and maximize landlord participation.