Rental Assistance

New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Because total requests for assistance exceed available federal funding, the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application portal closed on Sunday, November 14 at 10:00 PM, and is no longer accepting new applications.* Any ERAP application already under review or submitted prior to the deadline will be reviewed for eligibility by the State and payment will depend on available federal funds. If you need assistance, you can apply for Cash Assistance, including an emergency assistance grant (one-shot deal), through ACCESS HRA.

If you applied for ERAP before the portal closed on November 14, please submit proof of your ERAP application with your HRA application for rental assistance in accordance with State requirements. If you are applying for HRA benefits now, you are no longer required to apply for ERAP before you can get help through an emergency assistance grant (one-shot deal).

If you are at risk of eviction, you may be eligible for free legal assistance through HRA’s Office of Civil Justice.

*New ERAP applications for households with income over 80 percent and up to 120 percent of area median income can still be submitted for state-funded emergency rental assistance. Visit the HPD website to see what the area median income for NYC is for your household size.

ERAP Enroller Organizations

If you submitted an ERAP application before the application portal closed and still need assistance with submitting supplemental information or connecting with your landlord, please contact one of the community-based organizations (CBOs) listed below and contracted by HRA to assist consumers with ERAP.



Neighborhood Association for Intercultural Affairs, Inc. (NAICA)


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

Good Shepherd Services (GSS)

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

RiseBoro Community Partnership


Catholic Charities Community Services

University Settlement


Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc

RiseBoro Community Partnership

Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services (CCNS)

Staten Island

Project Hospitality