The 2022-23 State budget includes additional funds to support the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Prior to the addition of these funds, OTDA anticipated funding applications submitted through October 7, 2021. As a result of the additional funding, OTDA is processing eligible ERAP applications submitted through March 31, 2022.
Currently, applications submitted through December 31, 2021, are under active review and processing, to be followed in the coming months by applications submitted from January 1 through March 31, 2022.
This notification will be updated if additional funding is available to pay eligible applications submitted after March 31, 2022.
Certain municipalities received ERAP funds directly from the federal government and some have not fully committed these funds. As a result, resources are likely available to fund applications received beyond March 31, 2022, in the areas listed below. Therefore, tenants in these areas are encouraged to apply.
Areas are expected to be removed from the above list as funds are exhausted.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications from subsidized housing tenants whose rent is limited to a certain percentage of income (including public housing, section 8 and FHEPS) are not currently able to be paid. State law requires that these applications be paid after all other eligible applicants have been reviewed and paid. Therefore, at this time, none of the subsidized housing applications can be paid regardless of the date their application was submitted. Residents of public housing are urged to contact their public housing authority to determine if their rent can be adjusted retroactively based on a previous change in circumstances, including a reduction in income.
This notification will be updated as additional funding is available to pay eligible applications submitted after March 31, 2022.
The following applications submitted to the ERAP portal will be denied:
Households that live in the following communities with income up to 80 percent area median income, are not participating in the New York State ERAP program.
As of Monday, February 14, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., unspent funding originally set-aside for households with income over 80 percent and up to 120 percent of area median income will be moved to support existing applications received for the Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP). Due to a court order, households with income over 80 percent and up to 120 percent of area median income can still apply for state-funded emergency rental assistance, but applications received after Monday, February 14, 2022 are not expected to be funded.
Households who need immediate assistance with help paying for rental arrears, ongoing rent, food or providing heating assistance may apply for assistance through:
Please refer to these FAQ's for an explanation of the tenant protections associated with ERAP.
There are two programs an Owner may participate in: Emergency Rental Assistance Program and Landlord 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:
Applications for the Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP) are no longer being accepted. Consistent with the State law, OTDA is processing all LRAP applications for property owners who own a building with 20 or fewer units that were submitted prior to the LRAP application closing date of November 21st, 2021.
Due to the number of applications received, OTDA is currently only able to process applications from property owners who own a building with 20 or more units that were submitted by and including October 31, 2021.
Property owners who already submitted a complete application may still access their accounts and upload any required documentation. This notification will be updated if additional funding becomes available to pay eligible applications from property owners who own a building with 20 or more units submitted after October 31, 2021.
Property owners of units where the tenant household's rent is limited to a percentage of household income will not be assessed for eligibility until all other applications have been considered and will receive assistance only if funds remain available. The impacted types of housing include: tenants receiving a Section 8 Housing Choice voucher, a project-based Section 8 voucher or those who reside in public housing or other housing situations where rent is limited to a set percentage of their income.
LRAP provides 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.
Self Service Options are available by registering for an account.
If you need help completing the application, please call our call center at 1-844-NY1-RENT (1-844-691-7368).
Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available.