You may qualify for financial assistance.
In Need of Financial Assistance to Pay Your Rent?
We Can Help You Apply for Aid.
This page is for the RENTAL assistance program. If you need help with your mortgage payment please visit our MORTGAGE assistance program page here.
Rental Assistance Details
Applications are scheduled to remain open August 10th through 28th, however the application period may end prematurely due to a surplus of applications
The Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program will provide renters impacted by COVID-19 with up to $5,000 for back rent and/or future rent in 2020. This is a LOTTERY system. Just because you qualify and complete an application does NOT guarantee you a payment. To learn more, visit www.era.ihda.org.
What You Will Need
Check your eligibility: See if you qualify for the Rental Assistance Program at https://era.ihda.org/.
Complete the two-part application: Your landlord will need to complete part of the application.
PART ONE: The tenant section which you will complete.
PART TWO: The owner section which your landlord will complete,
Gather the necessary documents: You will need specific documents to complete the application including a valid id and proof of residence. Please see question 3 on the FAQs for a complete list of necessary documentation.
Your household income before March 1, 2020 was less than the maximum allowed for your area. Find “Income Lookup” button below.
You or an adult member of your household has had a loss of income due to COVID-19
You have an unpaid rent balance that began sometime after March 1, 2020
How To Apply
HOW is here to assist you with the application process.
If you would like to complete the application over the phone with a HOW Specialist, or have questions regarding the application please call and ask for Tony at:
Alternatively, click on the "Contact HOW" button below, complete the form, and someone from HOW will reach out to you directly.
If you would like to complete the application on your own, please visit https://era.ihda.org/. If you'd like assistance at any point during the application process, please use the numbers listed above to contact Tony.
For those who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, please contact Navicore Solutions for free assistance at (877) 274-4309 (TTY).