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  • October 15, 2021

Town of Brookhaven Residents! 

Have you been impacted by the pandemic? 

Federation ERAP may be able to help!

If you are behind on your rent or utilities, you may be entitled to funding through the United States Treasury Department

Through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), Federation helps residents living in the Town of Brookhaven who are behind on their rent, who have experienced financial hardship due to the pandemic and may be at risk for homelessness.  ERAP provides significant economic relief to low and moderate income households by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance, and utility arrears assistance.

Households approved for ERAP may receive up to 12 months of past due rent and up to 3 months of future rent, as well as up to 12 months of past due utility bills.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Households with a gross income at or below 80% of area median income

Arrears must have occurred after March 13, 2020

Member of the household received unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction income directly or indirectly due to the pandemic

Landlords are eligible too!

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis as long as funds remain available.  Federation staff can help you prepare and submit your application but will be required to provide the following documentation

TENANTS
  • Personal ID – License, Passport, birth certificate, etc. of individuals residing in the home
  • Proof of Rental Amount
  • Proof of Residency and Occupancy
  • Proof of Utility Arrears – if applying for utility assistance
LANDLORDS
  • Executed Lease – lease or proof of rent through last monthly payment received from tenant
  • Documentation of Rent Due – arrears ledger or attestation on application

Federation staff are here to help you apply! 

For more information, please contact

ERAP Supervisor Thomas Flynn 631-447-6460 Ext 2118

Or stop by!  456 Waverly Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772