Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

The ERAP helps renters with rental arrears (late rent), late utility bills, limited future rent, and provides protection from certain types of eviction and rent increases.


  • Tenants behind on rent are highly encouraged to apply to ERAP to be protected against eviction.
  • ERAP has limited funds. Therefore, you are permitted to apply for a One Shot Deal or other assistance in addition to applying for ERAP.
  • Note: This portal previously closed on November 14, 2021. If you applied during the last round, there is no need to apply again. Click here to review the status of your application.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) – ACCESS NYC

Broadband in NYCHA Housing

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The City will accelerate broadband deployment in all five boroughs, prioritizing public housing communities, which have suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City will make a historic $157 million investment in ending digital redlining and providing high-speed internet, including $87 million redirected from the NYPD budget. This investment will extend new internet service options to 600,000 underserved New Yorkers, including 200,000 NYCHA residents over the next 18 months. This approach will create a path to NYCHA-wide implementation and universal broadband across New York City, helping residents connect to jobs, training, education, mental health support, and health care.

Landlord-Tenant Mediation

This program is providing housing security to tenants across the City who may be facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Citywide Landlord-Tenant Mediation Project will serve hundreds of New Yorkers each month by addressing rent-related issues in a mediation setting, outside of the housing court system, with a focus on hardest-hit communities.

To learn more call 311 and ask for the "Tenant Helpline".