The official Emergency Rental Assistance Program for New York State

Welcome to the New York State Rental Assistance Programs


Provided by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance


HOW TO APPLY

For Tenants


As of November 14, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. applications for ERAP are only being accepted in the two categories listed below. Funding is not guaranteed.

  1. Tenants in the following areas where allocations have not yet been exhausted may apply for ERAP:
    • Dutchess County
    • Nassau County (not including the towns of Hempstead or Oyster Bay)
    • Niagara County
    • Oneida County
    • Saratoga County
    • Suffolk County (not including the towns of Brookhaven or Islip)
    • Westchester County (not including the city of Yonkers)

    Areas are expected to be removed from the above list as funds are exhausted.

  2. Households in any part of the state with income over 80 percent and up to 120 percent of area median income can still apply for state-funded emergency rental assistance.

The screening questions at the beginning of the ERAP application will determine if you are eligible to apply. Property owners/landlords may continue to complete owner accounts and previously submitted tenant applicants may continue to upload required documentation.

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For Owners


There are two programs an Owner may participate in: Emergency Rental Assistance Program and Landlord Rental Assistance Program.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program:

This program will provide assistance to low and moderate income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears assistance. Owners cannot apply for ERAP without the participation of their tenants. For more information, see each of the following links:

Landlord Rental Assistance Program:

Applications for the Landlord Rental Assistance Program will be accepted through November 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. No applications will be accepted after this date. Property owners who already submitted a complete application may still access their account and upload any required documentation.

This program will provide assistance to landlords whose tenant has left an apartment in New York State with unpaid rental arrears or the landlord has a tenant with rental arrears who is residing in an apartment in New York State who refuses to apply for ERAP.

To apply for either Program, Owners must register for an account and complete a W9 form.

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