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In this year’s State Budget, the Legislature appropriated several billion dollars to fund several programs to assist residential and commercial tenants and landlords who faced COVID-related financial hardship. New York State has announced the first emergency rental assistance program. This program supports households that are behind on their rent, experienced financial hardship, are at risk of homelessness or housing instability and earn at or below 80 percent of area median income.
Applications are currently being accepted.
New York residents are eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) if they meet all of the following criteria:
Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, as long as funds remain available after the first 30 days of the program. Applicants and landlords should visit https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/ or call 1-844-NY1-RENT (1-844-691-7368). If you are hearing impaired, a TTY phone number is available by calling 1-833-843-8829.