Emergency Rental Assistance

The primary funding for our Emergency Rental Assistance is changing as of May 31, 2024. Starting in June assistance awards will be reduced to less than $1000 per household with the majority receiving approximately $500.

In response to the pandemic we became the primary pass through for the federal funding designated for Emergency Rental Assistance Programs (ERAP) that has kept many households stable over the last 4 years. Through a transitional program initiated and funded by the previous county government administration, ERAP continued to operate after many other jurisdictions’ prevention programs ended.

The current reality is that there have been no additional resources identified to keep the current level of prevention programs funded. While we’ve always known the program cycle would end, it’s been our hope to locate additional resources to maintain a robust program after the bulk of federal funding was depleted. Unfortunately, this has not occurred.

For the full letter from our Executive Director Nick Brown on this situation click here.

To apply, please come into our office between 10am-2pm (Monday-Friday). When you are there you will need to provide the following:

  • Last 4 paystubs for everyone employed in the household
  • Proof of income for everyone in the household.  This includes but is not limited to:
    • SSI/SSDI / Child Support / Survivors Benefits / Food Stamps / TCA or TDAP / Veterans Benefits / Pension or Retirement / Unemployment / Alimony / Self Employment Wages / Workers Compensation
  • Current Court Action
    • Minimum of 10 Day Filing Notice from Landlord or Property Management Company or Failure to Pay Rent Eviction Notice
  • Current Lease
  • Current Ledger
  • Last 4 Bank Statements for Everyone in the Household
  • Proof of Hardship
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