PASW Counties Using COMPASS for Emergency Rental Assistance Program
COMPASS Application for Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides assistance to households that have experienced financial hardship and may be at risk of homelessness due to Covid-19. ERAP provides tenant households assistance with rental and utility costs to include arrearages and other related housing expenses.

Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
Eligibility: Renter households that have income at or below 80 percent of the area median and in which at least one or more individuals living in the household:
  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 AND
  • can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
  • Intake Requirements:
  • Tenant head of household information – name, address, social security number, birthdate and contact information
  • Annual or monthly household income information for all household members over age 18 (including income from Employment, Unemployment Compensation, and other income sources)
  • Rental arrearage amount
  • Utility arrearage amount and service provider information
  • Landlord or property manager information
  • Intake Procedure: Apply through Compass at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/Compass.Web/RAP/Application
    Helpful Tips: Foreign Language paper (PDF) applications are also available on the COMPASS ERAP webpage.
    Services:
    • Electric Service Payment Assistance
    • Electric Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Gas Service Payment Assistance
    • Gas Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance
    • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Internet Service Payment Assistance
    • Internet Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Rent Payment Assistance
    • Rent Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Sewer Service Payment Assistance
    • Sewer Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Trash/Recycling Service Payment Assistance
    • Trash/Recycling Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Water Service Payment Assistance
    • Water Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
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