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Erie County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Program Begins March 29, 2021

What does the Emergency Rental Assistance Program pay for?

For eligible participants, funding can pay for up to a total of 12 months rent and/or utilities. Rental arrears can be paid from March 13, 2020. No rental/utility arrears prior to March 13, 2020, are covered by these funds. Funding can pay for three months prospective rent (forward rent), providing there has been assistance to reduce rental arrears, and it does not exceed the 12-month cap. Tenants do not have to be in arrears to be eligible for prospective rent. Security Deposit and some Housing Stability services are also covered with these funds.

 

What are the eligibility requirements for these funds?

 

  1. One or more individuals within the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 outbreak;

  2. One or more individuals within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and

  3. The household has a household income at or below 80% of area median income.

 

Area Median Income Information can be found here:

 

https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Documents/ERAP%20Income%20Limits%20of%20AMI%20by%2 0County.pdf

 

Who do I contact? How do I apply?

 

Applications will be available online and in person by appointment at: Erie County Care Management

1601 Sassafras St.

Erie, PA 16502

Phone: 814-923-5512

Fax: 814-528-0601

Email: rent@eccm.org

Online application URL: https://eccm.rentrelief.com/content2/access/login

Announcements
Announcements

PUBLIC NOTICE:

 

The Housing Authority of the County of Erie will meet in regular sessions on the second Tuesday of every other month:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2022

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2022

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2022

 

All meetings will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Erie County Conservation District located at 1927 Wager Road in Erie, Pennsylvania. The public is welcome to attend.

                                                                                          Dave Robinson

Chairperson

Send Completed Application to:

P.O. Box 38

Corry, PA 16407

or

E-Mail - ECHA@eriecountyha.org

SOUTH HILL APARTMENTS

East Airport Road, Corry, PA

 

Now accepting applications.

South Hills Apartments is a multi-family, subsidized apartment complex offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments to low and moderate income families.

 

Complete an online application by clicking  HERE or call (814) 665-5161

Programs
  • ​Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

  • Public Housing Program

  • Multi-Family Housing Program

  • Weatherization Assistance Program

  • Penelec WARM Program

To all Tenants and Applicants of the Erie County Housing Authority:

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. VAWA protections are not only available to women but are available equally to all individuals regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. If you are the victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking and are seeking protection under VAWA please click on the appropriate forms here for your use as needed:

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Click the link below for FAIR HOUSING Information

Click the link below to submit City of Corry CDBG Program Suggestions