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The Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides assistance to Luzerne County Households that are unable to pay rent during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Only rental households are eligible for assistance. (Homeowners are not eligible for assistance with mortgage or utility payments.)

This program is federally funded and we continue to receive ongoing guidance on program requirements.  This application and required documentation are subject to change based on federal guidance.

CEO is accepting applications on behalf of the Luzerne County Office of Community Development.

Please note, the ERAP program closed July 3, 2023.


Please review the eligibility and application steps below before completing the application:

You must meet all eligibility criteria:

1. You must be a renter, residing in Luzerne County.

2. You must qualify for Unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.

3.  You must demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or loss of housing stability.

4. Your gross household income must be below the income levels noted below.

Household Size

Maximum Yearly Income

















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