Shawn Yetter
Commissioner of Social Services


Physical Address - 1062 State Rt. 38
Mailing Address - PO Box 240
Owego, NY 13827

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Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Last Updated: 6/1/2021

Attention Tenants and Landlords Emergency Rental Assistance Program Applications Accepted Starting June 1, 2021. New York State will begin accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) starting June 1, 2021 at 9 am to help those who have struggled to pay their rent and utilities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Renters of residential dwellings in New York State MAY be eligible for emergency rental assistance if: Household gross income is at or below 80% of Tioga County’s Area Median Income (AMI) AND On or after March 13, 2020, a member of the household received unemployment benefits OR experienced other financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AND The applicant is obligated to pay rent at their primary residence and has rental arrears (overdue rent) at their current residence for rent owed on or after March 13, 2021. For more information please open the PDF document below.

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