The Chester County Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program (ERAP) has been established, and information on program eligibility, frequently asked questions, and an applicant checklist may been found here: https://www.chesco.org/4905/Rent-Assistance. There is also a map showing the number of approved households by municipality.
To access the program, residents must call 2-1-1 to conduct an initial intake and referral to one of Chester County’s five contracted providers.
Funding will serve individuals and families that are obligated to pay rent and meet the following three criteria:
- Qualify for unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship, directly or indirectly, during COVID-19.
- Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
- Have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median (Income limits are subject to change per guidance from the federal government). For example:
a. Family of 1 = $52,950
b. Family of 4 = $75,600
Questions? Call the Chester County Department of Community Development (CCDCD) at 610-344-6900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.