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Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Jennifer Maddox - Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently launched the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), a new funding mechanism to disburse state and federal funding resources for tenants and landlords to avoid evictions and maintain household stability throughout the COVID-19 emergency. ERAP is available to households earning less than 80% AMI, and includes enhanced benefits, including:
Along with the enhanced ERAP benefits, tenants and landlords may be able to access free legal and mediation services offered through the Eviction Diversion Initiative.
Free community mediation services for eligible tenants and landlords who need help in reaching agreements that work for both of them. More information available here.