FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2022
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Brian Devine | (516) 869-2475
Town Reminds Residents About Emergency Rental Assistance Program
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board are reminding residents that the Town has partnered with New York State to create an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), to assist residents who are having difficulties paying their rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Residents are encouraged to apply. The program will conclude when funds have been fully distributed. For more information, please visit: www.northhempsteadny.gov/erap