FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2021
Town Partners with NYS to Create Emergency Rental Assistance Program for Residents
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board have announced that the Town will be partnering with New York State to create an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), to help assist residents who are having difficulties paying their rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are proud to announce the launch of the Town’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth “COVID-19 has created a burden and difficulties for so many families throughout the country including those living here in North Hempstead. No one should have to lose their home due to the impact of the pandemic. Our goal with this program is to streamline the process and to quickly get assistance to those who need it the most.”
The program is made possible with $6.8 million in federal funding from the U.S. Treasury’s Consolidated Appropriations Act, which provided coronavirus emergency response relief. It is part of a national $25 billion program to assist households.
In order for residents to be eligible, they must meet certain criteria: must reside in the Town of North Hempstead and must not be receiving other federal assistance for the same amounts. New York State’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will be responsible for evaluating applications and candidates and will be the entity issuing the checks.
Additional details about the program will be available soon and the program will run until 2022 or until funds run out. For more information, please visit: www.northhempsteadny.gov/erap