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The Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Low and moderate-income families at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability can apply to the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) for relief.

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.
Find the nearest community-based organizations here for help applying for ERAP. Or contact us at [email protected] or (718) 487-2300 if we can assist you with the application or need help obtaining other one-shot deals.
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