As of 5 p.m. December 21, 2022, the program is no longer accepting new applications. To check the status of an existing application, click here.

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Current Applicants


See the eligibility requirements listed below for landlords and renters:


Renters may be eligible for rental assistance under the program if the following requirements are met:

  • Lives in a parish covered by the program

  • Received a past due rent notice, past due utility notice, or an eviction notice or is experiencing housing instability

  • Someone in your household qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or continues to experience other financial hardship due to or during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Household income does not exceed 80% of area median income limit (AMI)


Landlords may also apply on behalf of their tenants and will be required to accept the following conditions to receive payment under the program:

  • Will not evict the tenant for past due rent prior to April 2020

  • Will not evict a tenant for at least 60 days after assistance ends unless eviction is for cause. Under the ERAP Program, “for cause” shall not include the following eviction filings: “owner wants possession,” “non-renewal of lease” or “non-payment of rent.” This clause does not preclude the landlord from seeking eviction for lease violations and/or for tenants who violate the health, safety and/or peaceable enjoyment of the property

  • Forgive all penalties, interest and court costs related to rent incurred between April 2020 and date of remittance of program rental assistance. The program will cover late fees up to $100 per month, as prescribed within current lease terms. Participating landlords will be required to forgive any late fees that exceed the $100 per month allowance

Applicants have the opportunity to appeal a determination of ineligibility within 30 days of receiving their ineligibility letter. To appeal a determination, applicants should email [email protected] the following information:

  • Application ID

  • Applicant Name

  • Detailed explanation of the request to appeal

The program will respond within 15 days upon receipt of an appeal after conducting a Review Determination. Questions about the appeal process can be directed to the program call center at 877-459-6555.