Documentation Needed when Applying?
● Photo identification.
● Copy of a lease or rental agreement.
● Proof of income affected by COVID- 19 (i.e. unemployment letter or letter from employer stating reduced hours or pay).
● Proof of unpaid rent or utilities (i.e. documentation from a landlord or utility company stating the amount owed).
What does the Emergency Rental Assistance program provide?
Financial assistance, up to $10,000 per household, for rental arrears and past due utilities. Rental arrears and past due utilities can be only be covered if they were accrued after March 13, 2020, the date of the emergency declaration pursuant to section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5191(b)
If I receive assistance, do I have to pay it back?
No, this assistance is a grant and does not have to be paid back
Can financial assistance from the ERA Program count as household income?
No, any assistance provided by the ERA Program cannot be utilized for any federal or state public assistance program.
How will I be notified if I am approved to receive rental assistance?
If you are approved to receive rental assistance, the Intake Specialist will provide you with an award notice detailing the maximum financial assistance being provided. This would include direct payments to the landlord, utility and/or home energy companies