Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Emergency Rental Assistance (ERAP) is available to all Pennsylvanians, regardless of legal status. Download the information on applying for assistance as an undocumented person. Haga clic para descargar la informacion para solicitar asistencia como habitante indocumentado.
For more information on applying for ERAP money without demonstrating proof of citizenship, check out our infographic. Click here to access ERAP application information for undocumented persons on a screen reader.
No hay requisitos de ciudadanía para el Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia para el Alquiler (ERAP). Para más información, haga clic para leer la infografía. Se puede leer esta información con un lector de pantalla.
Pennsylvania renters, landlords, and utility providers may be eligible to receive aid if they have been affected by the pandemic and economic insecurity. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is now taking applications. Pennsylvanians can apply online through COMPASS.
Some counties are not using the COMPASS application. If your county is not using COMPASS, you will be automatically directed to your local ERAP agency contact. To get more information about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, visit the PA DHS website.
Federal Eviction Moratorium
The Center for Disease Control has issued a federal eviction moratorium until July 31st, 2021. The moratorium applies only to non-payment of rent, and does not forgive rent or prohibit landlords or property owners from charging late fees. Click here to download the quick facts about the eviction moratorium in both English and Spanish. Click here for the text-only version.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition has the CDC eviction moratorium fact sheet and declarative statement translated into several languages. Find these translations here.
Evictions in Pennsylvania
If you are facing eviction in Pennsylvania, contact your local legal aid office immediately. Search for your provider by county by visiting the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network’s website.
For help and other resources, call 211 or visit www.211.org. Additional programs offered in Pennsylvania are available on the state’s website: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForIndividuals.