FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2022
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Brian Devine | (516) 869-2475
Town Reminds Residents About Emergency Rental Assistance Program
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board are reminding residents that the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), to assist residents who are having difficulties paying their rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be closing on Friday, January 20, 2023. The ERAP program was facilitated in conjunction with New York State.
The program was made possible with $6.8 million in federal funding from the U.S. Treasury’s Consolidated Appropriations Act, which provided coronavirus emergency response relief. It is part of a national $25 billion program to assist households.
In order for residents to be eligible, they must meet certain criteria: must reside in the Town of North Hempstead and must not be receiving other federal assistance for the same amounts. New York State’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will be responsible for evaluating applications and candidates, and will be the entity issuing the checks.
Residents are encouraged to apply. All applications received before the program’s closing date on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 9 p.m. will be reviewed. Individuals will not be allowed to submit applications or complete applications that have been started but not submitted after this deadline. After the portal closes, tenants and landlords can continue to upload required documentation needed for pending submitted applications. For more information, please visit: www.northhempsteadny.gov/erap