Do you need assistance paying your rent?

Harford Community Action Agency can help!

About ERAP

Eligibility

Eligible households that include an individual who has been unemployed for the 90 days prior to application for assistance and households with income at or below 50 percent of the area median are to be prioritized for assistance.

Available Assistance

Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance.  The payment of existing housing-related arrears that could result in eviction of an eligible household is prioritized.

Harford County, Maryland Area Median Income as of 4/1/2020

Household Size

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
80% Median Income ($) 54,950 62,800 70,650 78,500 84,800 91,100 97,350

103,650

For more information on the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) contact Community Case Management (CCM) at the Harford Community Action Agency (HCAA).

1010 Gateway Drive
Edgewood MD 21040
P: (443) 402-0326 ext. 222 or (667) 275-1422
F: (443) 922-9416
E:  bayers@harfordcaa.org

FAQ

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

HCAA is providing Rental Assistance to households affected by the Covid-19 Crisis in order to prevent pandemic related evictions.

How much will I receive?
Assistance is paid directly to your landlord and will depend on your circumstances, but it could be for up to 12 months’ rent.

Who can apply?
Eligible households that include an individual who has been unemployed for the 90 days prior to application for assistance and households with income at or below 50 percent of the area median are to be prioritized for assistance.

What if I was denied under a prior program?
You are encouraged to apply for ERAP even if you were denied under previous phases of Harford County Government funding.

How do I apply?
Download the Application or fill it out online.  Applicants will be asked to provide the following documentation:

1. Verification of income

    • Certification of loss of income due to COVID-19.
    • Last three pay stubs prior to job loss or decrease in employment
    • Most recent bank statement
    • Verification of benefits within the last 30 days (such as unemployment, food stamps)
    • W-2/1099 tax forms for 2019 and/or self-certification
    • Most recent utility bill

2. Eviction notice or correspondence from your landlord indicating your rent is in arrears and the amount owed. If rent is current, but you suffered a COVID-19 reduction of income, you may be eligible for the current month’s rent.

3. Fully executed rental/lease agreement and addendums.

4. Photo-ID

NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be processed

Submit Referral

The information below is being collected to determine if you are eligible to receive rental assistance.

NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be processed

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HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION / INCOME INFORMATION

List the head of household and all other members who are living in the unit. Give the relationship of each family member to the head.

What is the total annual income of all household members? (Include wages, salaries and tips; other income such as unemployment, alimony, child support; and Social Security, AFDC or other benefits)

Head of Household

This information is being collected to ensure compliance with fair housing and equal opportunity rules.

Member 1

This information is being collected to ensure compliance with fair housing and equal opportunity rules.

Member 2

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Member 3

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Member 4

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Member 5

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Member 6

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Member 7

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Member 8

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Member 9

This information is being collected to ensure compliance with fair housing and equal opportunity rules.

Member 10

This information is being collected to ensure compliance with fair housing and equal opportunity rules.


COVID-19 CERTIFICATION

Please provide a brief description of how your household income was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


REFERRAL CERTIFICATION

I/we understand that the above information is being collected to determine if I/we are eligible to receive emergency water and sewer assistance. I/we authorize Harford County Community Action Agency to verify all information provided on this application.


If you are determined to be eligible for assistance, you will be contacted by a member of the Community Case Management department, and you will be required to provide copies of the following documents:

  • Certification of loss of income due to COVID-19
  • Last three pay stubs prior to job loss or decrease in employment
  • Most recent bank statement
  • Verification of all benefits within the last 30 days (unemployment, food stamps) for all household members
  • W-2/1099 tax forms for 2019 and/or self-certification
  • Eviction notice or correspondence from landlord indicating the tenant is in arrears and amount owed
  • Fully executed rental/lease agreement and rental addendums or mortgage statement within last 30 days
  • Most recent utility bill
  • Photo ID/identifications for all adult members of household

Authorization to Release Information



I/we authorize Harford Community Action Agency and its representatives to speak with my/our Landlord and with whomever has information necessary to process our rental assistance application.

Harford Community Action Agency agrees to maintain the confidentiality of tenant's information; however; I/we also authorize Harford Community Action Agency to submit my/our personal information to the entities funding this program or their agents for the exclusive purposes of program evaluation and monitoring.

This authorization will not be valid unless signed below by all tenants named above and will remain valid until revoked in writing by any tenant above.