NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Programa de asistencia para alquileres de emergencia del estado de Nueva York (ERAP)

আপৎকালীন ভাড়া সহায়তা কর্মসূচি (ERAP) (https://nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov/es/)

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Hello everyone! Hope you’re doing well. 

I’m reaching out to let you know that, as of today, New York State's COVID-19 rent relief program is open. This program can cover up to 12 months of past rent and utilities, and 3 months of future rent. Find out if you are eligible and apply for rent relief here! (https://nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov/en/)

For Tenants

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Tenants are eligible for COVID-19 rent relief if:

  • You are currently behind on rent for any period between March 2020 and present day.
  • Your household income was at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI) either in 2020, or currently.*
  • All households, regardless of immigration status, who qualify are eligible for aid.

For more information, visit otda.ny.gov/ERAP or call 844-NY1RENT (844-691-7368).

Priority Groups

For the first 30 days of the program, applications will be processed by priority groups. Priority groups include:

 A full list of priority groups can be found here. (https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/#eligibility)

After this priority period, applications will be processed first-come, first-serve until funds run out, so please apply (https://nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov/en/) as soon as you can. 

* In Queens, 80% AMI for an individual is $66,850, for a couple is $76,400, and for a household of four is $95,450. Full list here. (https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/ERAP-80-area-median-income.pdf)

** In Queens, 50% AMI for an individual is $41,800, for a couple is $53,700, and for a household of four is $59,650. Full list here. (https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/ERAP-50-area-median-income.pdf)

For Landlords

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Both landlords and tenants must complete a portion of the ERAP application to receive funds. ERAP funds go directly to the landlord/property manager. 

When a tenant ERAP funds, a landlord will get a notification and will have to fill out additional documentation. A landlord can also initiate an application as well. 

If you know anyone who is behind on rent, including your own tenant, please let them know about this program!

For Additional Support

If you need support beyond otda.ny.gov/ERAP or calling 844-NY1RENT (844-691-7368), three organizations are here to help with the ERAP application process:

Arab-American Family Support Center


Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc


Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services (CCNS)


RiseBoro Community Partnership 


Our office is also happy to provide additional assistance: ad36@nyassembly.gov or (718) 545-3889.

In Solidarity,


P.S. If you would like to help inform our neighbors about this program, sign up to volunteer here! (https://airtable.com/shr6sbULT0X2KjOqO)