Lackawanna County Department of Human Services
COVID Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program (ERAP)
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides rent and utility assistance to qualifying applicatants to prevent housing instability, potential eviction, and financial hardships of tenants and landlords as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
123 Wyoming Avenue
4th Floor
Scranton, PA 18503
Eligibility: Renters throughout Lackawanna County.
Meet 80%Area Median Income guidelines.
Can demonstrate household experienced financial impacts related to Covid.
Hours: Deadline to apply is September 15,2021 or when all funds have been depleted, whichever comes first.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (570) 963-6790 Main
Intake Requirements: Completed application.
Intake Procedure: Call 2-1-1 for pre-screening and application information.
Can also locate the application on website.
  • Electric Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
  • Gas Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance * COVID-19
  • Rent Payment Assistance * COVID-19
  • Water Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
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Lackawanna County Department of Human Services
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