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
F: (443) 922-9416
E:  scruz@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 the last 2 years 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

The information below is being collected to determine if you are eligible to receive rental assistance.
NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be processed


To determine if you are eligible for assistance 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 the last 2 years 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