Westchester County Eviction Prevention Program Key Facts

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

The rental assistance program makes up to $2.7 billion in emergency rental assistance available for struggling New Yorkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for the program will be accepted starting June 1 for eligible New Yorkers who are behind on their rent and have suffered financial hardship due to COVID-19.

The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide assistance:

Eligible households include those who are behind on their rent and that have experienced financial hardship, that are at risk of homelessness or housing instability and that earn at or below 80 percent of area median income, regardless of immigration status.

FY2021 Income Limits for Westchester County, NY Statutory Exception Area

Household Size 80% AMI Max. Income
1 $63,400
2 $72,450
3 $81,500
4 $90,550
5 $97,800
6 $105,050
7 $112,300
8 $119,550

For the application and additional information go to: otda.ny.gov/erap.

Call Community Housing Innovations for Help

In addition to ERAP, CHI provides counseling and assistance for renters in Westchester experiencing arrears. Our Eviction Prevention Counselors are trained and fully understand the eviction process and can provide help to keep you in your home.

Contact chicounseling@communityhousing.org or (914) 683-1010 for questions.

For more information, applicants and landlords should visit otda.ny.gov/erap.