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Federal Emergency Rental Assistance, 2021


OHCS will begin administering the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program after federal regulations are detailed. ERA can help low-income households with their past due rent and utilities. In most cases, payment will be made directly to the landlord or utility provider. 

Who is eligible?

The ERA program can serve renter households that have incomes less than 80% of Area Median Income who meet the following conditions:
  • Individual(s) in the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or has experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak; and
  • Individual(s) in the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability evidenced by a past due utility or rent notice.
More information on program details and how to apply will be added to this page as it is available. 

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Please Note:
The Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program is NOT open yet.

This page provides basic preliminary program information. Please visit this page periodically for new updates.


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