New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

$2.7 Billion Rental Assistance Program to Provide Funding for Eligible Households Experiencing Financial Hardship; 

Online Applications Accepted Starting June 1, 2021. 

Community Housing Innovations Assists Westchester Residents Apply for the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

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:

  • up to 12 months of past-due rent,
  • 3 months of prospective rental assistance and
  • 12 months of utility arrears payments 

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.

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

Call Community Housing Innovations for Help

CHI is able to help Westchester residents. Under an agreement with Westchester County, CHI is available to answer questions, help with the application process and review all required documentation. Email or Call now!

CHI can be reached by email at chicounseling@communityhousing.org or call Greg at 995-0992. Please see the website for additional information: www.communityhousing.org .

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