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Emergency Rental Assistance

Behind on Your Rent? Help is Available

The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program assists households behind on their rent that have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability. In addition, the program can provide temporary rental assistance and assistance with unpaid utility bills.



Eligible residents must meet the following criteria:


Area Median Income 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people
80% AMI $66,850  $76,400  $85,950  $95,450  $103,100  $110,750  $118,400  $126,000 


This assistance can pay up to 12 months of past due rent and for some households, pay up to 3 months for future rent. The program can also pay for up to 12 months of overdue electric or gas bills. Please note, payments will always be issued directly to the landlord or utility provider.
Applications can be submitted online beginning June 1, 2021.
The Rockland County Department of Social Services can assist you.
Application assistance is available as of 6/1/2021 Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:00 at:
50 Sanatorium Road Building L Pomona, NY 10970
(845) 364-3316
Visit the website below to see additional locations and dates where we will be able to help you with your application: rental-assistance-program/
For more information, visit or call 844-NY1RENT (844-691-7368).