Rental Relief Funds Available

Apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

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Are you eligible for assistance?

Onondaga County has received funds to assist with the payment of back rent, utilities owed, and in some cases, future rent. We are welcoming all residents that meet the following criteria to apply:

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An individual in your household has had a reduction of income or other financial hardship due to COVID-19.

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An individual within your household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

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You have an obligation to pay rental arrears and rent.

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Your household income is at or below 80 percent of the area’s median income.

Find out if you qualify

Please send any additional documentation for your application to

We want to help you with your housing stability. Don't wait to apply, limited funds available.

If you are a landlord,  encourage or help your tenant apply or apply on their behalf.  Both the landlord and tenant need to participate and can independently apply.

If you need assistance with your application, please contact us:

Call: 315-435-2700 select 3 when prompted or dial 211

Email: rental.assistance@dfa.state.ny.us

If you need assistance with your application, please contact us:

select 3 when prompted or dial 211

Helpful Resources

The following community organizations are ready to assist you:

New York State Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP)

 

Provides rental assistance for landlords whose tenants are unwilling to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), including where the tenant has left the rental property. Assistance may be provided for households with rent up to 150 percent of the Fair Market rent (FMR) for the county where the property is located. Landlords renting property in Onondaga County are eligible to apply if tenants have left their rental property or who are unwilling to apply for OCERA.

Landlord Rental Assistance Program Application

New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program – For Tenants with Income between 80% and 120% AMI

 

Starting September 15, 2021, household gross income between 80 and 120 percent AMI. These income limits differ by county and household size. A household may qualify based on current income or calendar year 2020 income that is at or below 120 percent AMI. Households with income between 80 and 120 percent AMI are eligible for a state-funded ERAP payment so long as funds remain available. Applications from households with income up to 100 percent AMI will be prioritized for processing through October 29, 2021. After that, all applications for households with income up to 120 percent AMI will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

NYS Application Process

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Tenant

Free Resource Information

To learn more about our services, download our resource flyer below.

Please call 315-435-2700 select 3 when prompted for assistance in another language.

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    Landlord

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    To learn more about our services, download our resource flyer below.

    Please call 315-435-2700 select 3 when prompted for assistance in another language.

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      General Public

      Free Resource Information

      To learn more about our services, download our resource flyer below.

      Please call 315-435-2700 select 3 when prompted for assistance in another language.

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        Rental Relief Funds Available

        Apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.