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Get help paying rent and utilities if you’re struggling due to COVID-19 in Westmoreland County.

What is the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)?

On January 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury launched the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).  The ERAP program is designed to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Under the County’s ERAP an “eligible household” is defined as a renter household that has a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median and in which at least one or more individuals living in the household:

  • qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19; and

  • can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability;

  • additional eligibility criteria will be added as the program is finalized.

Download the ERAP Instructions and Requirements Manual 

Who qualifies for Westmoreland County Emergency Rental Assistance?

You can apply if you’re a renter living in a household with:

Unemployment

at least one person who qualifies for unemployment, has lost income, or suffered financially due to COVID-19

Risk of Homelessness

at least one person who is at risk of experiencing homelessness if they don’t get help

Median Income

a total income below 80% of the Area Median Income for Westmoreland County.

Before You Apply

Gather the documents you’ll need to show income and residency. While it is possible to submit your application without uploading these documents, it may cause a delay in processing.

How The Application Process Works

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Have Questions about Eligibility or Need Help Filling Out the Application?