Representative Adriano Espaillat released the following statement advising constituents of New York’s 13 congressional district that the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).
Is available and advised tenants to apply for resources to help households that cannot pay rent and utilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Communities were ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, which impacted every facet of our daily lives from transportation and access to services, education and well-being of our youth, jobs, employment, and housing,” said Rep. Espaillat. “As we continue along this path of recovery, it remains critical that residents know that emergency funding is available to provide rental assistance to help keep constituents in their homes. I encourage all who are eligible to apply and to not delay in taking full advantage of these critical resources to help get families and our communities back on track.”
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) was created to provide significant economic relief to low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing owed rent, temporary rental assistance and help paying owed utilities.
Find out if your household qualifies and apply for assistance online at the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) page. You can contact the program by telephone at 1-844-NY1RENT (1-844-691-7368) or TTY 1-833-843-8829, Monday-Saturday, from 8 a.m. to7 p.m.
If you need help applying to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) find neighborhood resources at https://nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov/en/.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) assistance is not guaranteed and is determined on an individual basis.
Representative Espaillat is the first Dominican American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and his congressional district includes Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the north-west Bronx. First elected to Congress in 2016, Representative Espaillat is serving his third term in Congress. Representative Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he serves in a leadership role as the Second Vice Chair and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, where he serves as Deputy Whip. Representative Espaillat also currently serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.