Tenants who have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused during or due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for rental assistance. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) can help cover rent as far back as April 2020. Help can include past due, current, and two additional months of rent up to a maximum of 18 months of assistance. If you are in need of free eviction legal assistance, visit this page and scroll down to free eviction legal services.
Emergency Rental Assistance Funding is still available, however, as of November 1, 2022, new limits on Additional Funding Requests (AFR) will be implemented.
If the household has not yet reached its 18-month maximum, qualified households will be eligible for one more AFR (i.e., another three months of rental assistance), after which no additional assistance will be allowed. If you are a new, qualified applicant and you have not applied for or received your initial round of assistance, you are eligible for your initial round and may be eligible for one more AFR (i.e., another three months of rental assistance). ERAP funding is not guaranteed and is based on availability of funds.