Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is providing this data as a public service. NLIHC will continue to update the database. The accuracy of the data is based on information provided by the programs' administrators and user submissions.
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides emergency assistance to avoid eviction or homelessness. The program provides rental assistance, including security deposits and arrearages in the form of a one-time payment with a maximum benefit of $4,250, though this stipulation can be waived in extreme situations. The average payment per household was $2,074 in FY12.
ERAP is administered by the Department of Human Services, which provides funding to non-profit organizations to administer the program. In FY12, the ERAP total budget was just under $7 million, unchanged from FY10 and FY11. In FY15, the budget was just over $9 million.
Contact: Allison Tucker, Department of Human Services, 202-698-4164, [email protected]