COVID-Related Assistance Update

The portal to apply for rental assistance through the Emergency Food and Shelter Grant for clients who are experiencing a crisis and are at risk of eviction closed at 10am, on Monday, January 9, 2023. Due to high volume of applications, and limited funding, those applicants that were not served or whose applications were returned, that still have a crisis, will have the opportunity to apply for COVID-related assistance applications (ERA Program).

The portal for COVID-related assistance applications (ERA Program), including rent, utilities, and relocation is now OPEN, until February 15th, 5:00pm.

LIHEAP and LIHWAP portal for electric and water services remains open for utility assistance and HVAC system replacement (for homeowners).

Please be advised that Emergency Rental Assistance Program may close in the next few months due to limited funding. The assistance amount for each household is approved based on the crisis and maximum benefits are capped at $25,000. Your assigned Case Manager can assist you in connecting with employment and self-sufficiency opportunities.