LACKAWANNA COUNTY

2021 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

2021 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Have you been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?

Do you need help with rent and utilities?

The Lackawanna County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps eligible renter households in the county who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides payment assistance for renters behind on rent and utilities.

Applications will be available starting in March 2021.

Eligibility Criteria:

 

Renter households must have an income no more than 80 percent of area median income (AMI)

 

80% AMI 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person  

8 Person

Annual $40,150 $45,900 $51,650 $57,350 $61,950 $66,550 $71,150 $75,750

 

AND one or more members of the household must attest in writing that they have either:

  • qualified for unemployment benefits,

OR

  • due to or during the pandemic:

o experienced a reduction in income,

o incurred significant costs, or

o experienced other financial hardship.

 

AND one or more individuals within the household must demonstrate they are at risk of housing instability

If you think you qualify, please visit https://relief.lackawannacounty.org to apply.

 

If you have questions about ERAP, please call 211.