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.


New York's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is open again for applications. In some areas funds are limted; however, if your application is approved you gain temporary protection from eviction for nonpayment. 

Tech Tips

Here are some tech tips before you begin that may help you complete the online application:

  • The application seems to work best in Google Chrome.
  • If you are experiencing difficulties, you could try to clear your cookies and browsing data to see if that solves the problem.
  • If you receive an error message, it could be that the portal is down temporarily due to high volume. Please try to refresh the page.
  • You may also receive an error message if there is missing information, in that case, hit back and correct the information highlithed in red.

Get help with your application

If you need help applying, you can find an organization offering assistance in your county from this page on the OTDA website.

Eviction Cases

Eviction cases are stayed from when you file an ERAP application to when a decision is made on the application. If you have filed an ERAP application, make sure to tell the court.

Get more information about ERAP from the Attorney General's office.

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Last Reviewed: January 12, 2022