Emergency rental assistance programs now taking applications in Pa.


PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) — Pennsylvania has received $569 million to administer assistance to renters, landlords, and utility providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021’s funding for states to establish Emergency Rental Assistance Programs (ERAP).

Tenants who wish to apply for assistance can do so directly and landlords can apply for assistance on behalf of eligible tenants. To learn how to apply in your county, visit www.dhs.pa.gov/ERAP.

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“Housing is one of the most bottom-line needs for people’s sense of security and belonging. Pennsylvania is home for all its residents, and ERAP is here to help,” Stephanie Sun, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs said.

For those who were impacted by the pandemic and economic insecurity, ERAP is now taking applications through a COMPASS application online by clicking here.

The Department of Human Services is the agency overseeing the administration of the ERAP for 49 Pa. counties.

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