Get help paying rent and utilities if you’re struggling due to COVID-19 in Westmoreland County.
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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:
Risk of Homelessness
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
The application is only available online. You can access it here. If you can’t get online or need help filling it out, contact The Union Mission at 724-539-3550. If you have any questions, reach out to us via:
Phone: 724-539-3550, Ext. 210
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