Chester County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has relaunched with new eligibility guidelines to support individuals and families facing court-ordered eviction, a utility shutoff, or a need for security deposits to secure permanent affordable housing.
Chester County’s ERAP program was introduced in January 2021, funded by the U.S. Department of Treasury and PA Department of Human Services, to help cover emergency rental and utility bills for those who were severely impacted by the pandemic. Chester County’s Department of Community Development partners with four organizations – Human Services, Inc., Friends Association, Brandywine Valley Active Aging, and Oxford Area Neighborhood Services – to administer and allocate the local funds.
To access Chester County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program:
- Dial 211 or 1-866-964-7922 and follow prompts 2, 2, 2
- Text your zip code to 898-211
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chat with an agent
To learn more about ERAP, click here