COVID-Related Assistance Update

Due to the high volume of applications, the portal for COVID-related assistance applications (including rent, utilities, and relocation) is temporarily closed and will reopen on 1st February, at 10:00 am.

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 will close at 10am, on Monday, January 9, 2023.

The Community Services team will use this time to process the applications already submitted. Applications that have already been submitted and returned for corrections/editing/extra documents, will be accepted until further notice.

LIHEAP, LIHWAP portal for electric and water services will remain open for utility assistance.

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.