The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears assistance.
The program, which opened on June 1, 2021, provides renters with 12 months of rental arrears, and potentially up to three additional months. Income limit for all programs is 80% of the area median income (AMI).
For more information on eligibility, please click here.
Some additional notes:
Town-Specific Programs - Islip, Hempstead, and Oyster Bay
If you live in the following towns, please apply via the appropriate link listed below. Please note that eligibility and awards for these town-specific programs may differ from the NYS program.
Community organizations in most areas are able to assist tenants and landlords complete the application. A complete listing of organizations and their contact information will continuously updated.
Town of Brookhaven:
Town of Huntington:
Town of Islip:
Town of North Hempstead:
Town of Oyster Bay:
Landlord Rental Assistance Program
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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