New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Westchester County tenants and landlords - funding is still available to Westchester households at risk of eviction due to their inability to pay rent and utilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic. You must apply immediately for this vital aid, as funds begin flowing into the County and the need for assistance increases.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide financial assistance for up to 12 months of past-due rent, 3 months of prospective rental assistance and 12 months of utility arrears payments to eligible tenants. Payments will be made directly to a tenant’s landlord or property owner, and utility company.
The County Department of Planning is collaborating with nonprofit community-based organizations throughout the County to assist individuals seeking to apply for ERAP. Rental counseling is available, in English and Spanish, with guidance for gathering documents and access to computers to complete the application online.
More Information Here: Flier In English, Flier in Spanish
Applicants can call United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s 2-1-1 hotline with questions and to find a nonprofit partner in their community. Information is also available on Westchester County’s Housing Help page.