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 us:

Community Case Management (CCM)
Samantha Cruz, Program Coordinator
1321 Woodbridge Station Way
P: 443-402-0326
F: (443) 922-9416

 

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.  This could include:• A letter from your employer stating you were let go due to COVID-19
      • A positive COVID-19 test
      • A doctors note stating that they do not advise you to work due to COVID-19
      • Paystubs showing the loss in hours (Before the pandemic to after the pandemic)
    • Last three pay stubs prior to job loss or decrease in employment
      (Example: if you lost your job on March 1, 2020, we will need the 3 paystubs directly before you left the job.   NOTE: If you started a new job, we will need 3 most recent paystubs from there as well).
    • Most recent bank statement for everyone in the household
    • W-2s/1099s for past two years and/or self-certification

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(s) for everyone in the household 18 and older

5. Verification of benefits within the last 30 days (unemployment, SNAP, etc.) for the entire household

6. Recent Utility Bill with your name, date, and address (Example: BGE, phone bill, water bill)

NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be processed