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Emergency Rental Assistance Program

APPLY ONLINE AT:
otda.ny.gov/erap
For questions call the NYS ERAP Hotline at
1-844-NY-1Rent (844-691-7368)

  • What is the Emergency Rental Assistance Program?

    The Emergency Rental Assistance Program will provide economic relief to help low and moderate income households at risk of eviction by providing payment for rental arrears and utility assistance arrears.

    Chautauqua County will partner with New York State for this program, in an effort to maximize funding available to renters and landlords. Chautauqua County and NYS will officially announce the opening of the application period once the NYS portal is ready for applications to be submitted.
    otda.ny.gov/erap 

    For additional information regarding eligibility, please visit:   
  • How can I apply?

    Applications for this program will be available soon through the NYS Office of Temporary Disability Assistance ERAP portal.

Chautauqua County and NYS will officially announce the opening of the application period once the NYS Emergency Rental Assistance online portal is up and running. Additional information can be found by visiting: otda.ny.gov/erap

  • What documents do I need to apply?
    When the program opens renters should be ready to submit:
    • personal identification,
    • social security number of all household members,
    • proof of rental amount,
    • proof of residency and occupancy,
    • proof of income,
    • copy of gas or electric utility bill.

       A list of documents renters will need can be found here:   
         otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/Renter-Checklist.pdf

       Landlords and property owners will need to provide documents as well.  A list of documents they will need to submit can be found here:
       
otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/Landlord-Checklist.pdf

  • Where can I get assistance?
    The following agencies will assist with the online application or with submitting documents:
    • Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.
      Phone Number:  (716) 366-8176
      Email:  bdickerson@chautopp.org  or
    • Chautauqua County HHS
      To schedule an appointment for either in-person or phone assistance call
      Dunkirk:  (716) 366-3500 or
      Jamestown (716) 661-8200