Rental Assistance

New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Click here to apply.

Funding is currently available through ERAP for New York City households who are behind in their rent. Eligible low and moderate-income households can get up to 12 months of their back rent paid, three months of future rent, and other assistance.

Residents of New York City are eligible if they:

  • Fell behind in rent since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020 AND
  • Qualified for unemployment benefits or have lost income and/or have an increase in expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic; AND
  • Have a monthly gross (before tax) household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

Priority Groups

During the first 30 days of the program New York State is prioritizing households with income at or below 50% AMI and at least one household member within the following categories:

  • unemployed for at least 90 days
  • veteran
  • experiencing domestic violence or is a survivor of human trafficking
  • has an eviction case pending in court
  • lives in a community that was disproportionately impacted by COVID-19
  • lives in a building with 20 or fewer units
  • resides in a mobile home

After the initial 30-day period applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis. Funds are limited so all eligible households should apply as soon as possible regardless of whether they are in a priority group.

Gross Annual Income Limits

Household Size At or Under 80% AMI At or Under 50% AMI

1

$66,850

$41,800

2

$76,400

$47,750

3

$85,950

$53,700

4

$95,450

$59,650

5

$103,100

$64,450

6

$110,750

$69,200

7

$118,400

$74,000

8

$126,000

$78,750


All payments will be made directly to the landlord/property owner on behalf of the tenant. Landlords may initiate an ERAP application on behalf of tenant(s) who are otherwise eligible for ERAP. Tenants will be notified of the amounts paid on their behalf. Qualified utility arrears may also be covered by ERAP.

ERAP Enroller Organizations

The community-based organizations listed below can help you apply for ERAP.

Bronx

BronxWorks
844-380-9169

Neighborhood Association for Intercultural Affairs, Inc. (NAICA)
718-866-0038

Brooklyn

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.
718-841-7771 or 1-800-323-6736

Good Shepherd Services (GSS)
929-552-2248

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
929-292-9480

RiseBoro Community Partnership
718-547-2800

Manhattan

Catholic Charities Community Services
888-744-7900

University Settlement
332-233-7440

Queens

Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc
646-248-6602

RiseBoro Community Partnership
718-547-2800

Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services (CCNS)
347-464-0485

Staten Island

Project Hospitality
929-724-5360

ERAP Landlord Palm Card

Download the ERAP landlord palm card:

Available in English, Spanish/Español, Chinese (Traditional)/繁體中文, Chinese (Simplified)/简体中文, Russian/Русский, Arabic/العربية, Haitian Creole/Kreyòl Ayisyen, Korean/한국어, Bengali/বাংলা, Urdu/اردو, Polish/Polski, French/Français

ERAP Flyer

Download the ERAP flyer:

Available in English/Spanish (Español), English/Traditional Chinese (繁體中文), English/Simplified Chinese (简体中文), English/Russian (Русский), English/Arabic (العربية), English/Haitian Creole (Kreyòl Ayisyen), English/Korean (한국어), English/Bengali (বাংলা), English/Urdu (اردو), English/Polish (Polski), English/French (Français)

ERAP Tenant Palm Card

Download the ERAP tenant palm card:

Available in EnglishSpanish/EspañolChinese (Traditional)/繁體中文Chinese (Simplified)/简体中文Russian/РусскийArabic/العربيةHaitian Creole/Kreyòl AyisyenKorean/한국어Bengali/বাংলাUrdu/اردوPolish/PolskiFrench/Français