Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Provides emergency financial relief to Allegheny County residents who meet criteria and have lost income or faced hardship due to COVID-19.
Eligibility: Household has at least one person who qualifies for unemployment, has lost income, or suffered financially due to COVID-19, at least one person who is at risk of experiencing homelessness if they don’t get help, a total income below 80% of the Area Median Income for Allegheny County

Applicants are eligible if they have been financially impacted by the pandemic, including provable loss of income or employment, COVID-related increases in expenses such as medical bills or care of a household member, or the inability to get back to work for those laid off prior to March 2020.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (412) 248-0021 Main
Email Address:
Intake Procedure: Apply online at

If you would like assistance in applying, click here for locations in the area that can assist you:

If you do not have access to a computer, call ACTION-Housing at 412-248-0021.
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Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
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