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ERAP applications closing on March 31, 2022


The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has announced that they will no longer accept new applications for rental assistance after March 31, 2022. The program was created as a means to provide assistance to renters during the Covid-19 pandemic.


ERAP has received over 30,000 applications for assistance over the past year, and has distributed over $80 million in rent and utility assistance to individuals and families who have faced challenges due to Covid-19.


They are still accepting new applications and requests for additional months of assistance through the end of March. You can submit a new application or request additional payments on their website, https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/ .


To learn more about the updates to ERAP and how it may affect you, visit https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/erap-updates/ .


Additional Resources:

Rent Help PGH: 412-534-6660 (English) or 412-530-5244 (Spanish).

Neighborhood Legal Services: 412-255-6700.

Housing Stabilization Center: 415 Seventh Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM for assistance with ERAP.


If you would like to request a mediation for a housing dispute, please fill out JMP's intake form at https://www.justmediationpgh.org/contact.

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