The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) has started accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Click here to visit OTDA's website to access the application portal.
If you or your tenant(s) have not started the application process, RSA has created a document in English and Spanish that not only details the various documents that you and your tenants need when applying for the program, but also details eligibility criteria. Click here to access the document on RSA's website. Now that the application portal has opened, we urge you to share this document with your tenants to educate them about the program and determine whether or not they are qualified to apply for rent relief. You can email, mail, or print this document and hand it directly to your tenants.
OTDA has also created a document that provides step-by-step instructions for property owners when using the application portal. Click here to view that document.
Please be advised that during the first 30 days, the program will prioritize the unemployed, those with income at or below 50 percent of area median income (AMI) and other vulnerable populations. After the first 30 days, applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, as long as funds remain available.