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


Important Note for New ERAP Applicants

Total requests for assistance exceed available federal funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Due to a court order, applications for ERAP will be accepted statewide January 11th, 2022 at 10 p.m. There is currently no federal funding available to provide assistance in most areas of the State. Therefore, applications will only be reviewed and considered for funding if additional funds become available, except in the areas listed below.

  1. Specific Jurisdictions with Projected Available Funding.

    Funding and eligibility is not guaranteed, but funds are projected to be available for the following areas of the state where allocations have not been exhausted and tenants in these areas are encouraged to apply.

    • Dutchess County
    • Nassau County (not including the towns of Hempstead or Oyster Bay)
    • Oneida County
    • Saratoga County
    • Suffolk County (not including the towns of Babylon, Brookhaven or Islip)

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

  2. In addition, 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.

Where you can receive immediate assistance

Households who need immediate assistance with help paying for rental arrears, ongoing rent, food or providing heating assistance may apply for assistance through:

  • Their local department of social services office.
  • For areas outside of New York City: myBenefits
  • The United Way Helpline, which has access to various local services throughout the state. They can be reached by phone by dialing 211.
  • New York City residents can obtain information on various local services by calling 311.

Tenant Protections

Please refer to these FAQ's for an explanation of the tenant protections associated with ERAP.

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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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